Steampunk Spotlight: The Astonishing Amulet of Amernartas

Today’s Steampunk Spotlight is a double treat! First, it’s time for the third installment of Tales from the Archives! Then, the official book trailer for Phoenix Rising.

This podcast anthology is a companion to the book Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (available everywhere on April 26, 2011. Pre-order your copy today!).

This week’s short story “The Astonishing Amulet of Amernartas” was written by Nathan Lowell.

Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.

—>Listen to Episode Three “The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas”<—

Also feel free to listen to my short story again 🙂
—>“Dust on the Davenport,” Episode Two in Tales from the Archives.<—

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Special treat! The official book trailer for Phoenix Rising, the first volume in The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series from Harper Voyager.

These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling—will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray.

Keep up with the authors Tee Morris (@TeeMonster) and Pip Ballantine (@BooksAndBraun) on Twitter.


Tell me, dear readers, do you prefer to listen to stories via podcast/audiobook or read them?


~ by omgrey on April 5, 2011.

4 Responses to “Steampunk Spotlight: The Astonishing Amulet of Amernartas”

  1. Glad I found this post! I’ve been hunting for more Steampunk lit and not having much luck doing so. I’ll have to investigate this more.

    As for your question, I prefer to read rather than listen. When I’m in the States and making long trips, then an audio book is excellent. But my lifestyle in the UK does not make it easy for me to listen to them. I do have a friend who is trying to get me into podcasts though, so maybe I’ll give it another try.

  2. Thanks! I’ll check some of those out!

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