@ellobooks #steampunk #review #indie
Currently Reading: "New Avalon: Love and Loss in the City of Steam"
Oh my god. It is that good my friends.
This is not a "nice-try-pumpkin" kind of indie book. This is not an amatuer's pastiche. This is a mandatory reading primer of steampunk, especially for those who need their fiction through a glass darkly. I cannot recommend Neal Litherland's "New Avalon" enough to fans of The Continental Op, Frank Miller, pollution choked shit-holes with heart, or anyone who thought (secretly) that the PT Cruiser was a step in the right direction.
"Love is a Broken Clock" sets the pace and mood of this geared-up Chinatown setting. Noir drips in dark drops from every phrase, and in true noir style you find your self immersed deeply in a tale far bigger on the inside than it is on the outside: these tales are short but powerful (not unlike Shorty from Joe R. Lansdale's "The Thicket", which I just read. "Tears of Pandora" is another melancholic tragedy of love, and brings up the terrible consequences of magic which I nearly always find to be enlightening and fun.
Please go out an get it at Amazon. And review it on Goodreads. And support his Patreon. You won't be disappointed.
P.S. @ello_diceandpaper his Patreon is half RPG advice, and its good and salty!