Mormon Steampunk: ALL MADE OF HINGES!
Also available in paperback.
This is the first of a four volume collection of Mormon Steampunk stories published by Immortal Works Press. I edited this anthology, obviously. Book two, Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel, is edited by John M. Olsen. Book three, Press Forward, Saints is edited by D. J. Butler, and includes a new story I wrote: Spirit Photographs. The last volume was edited by Holli Anderson, entitled A Mighty Fortress.
Cheerful in the face of dark opposition. Innovative to improve a backward world. Industrial as a cure for oppressive conditions. Unyielding beneath all who seek to bind and control them. Faithful until they conquer the fear of death and rise to great acts of heroism and service. Mormons and Steampunks are two faces of the same coin.
Twelve authors spin tales of true believers facing impossible odds, risking this life in the hope of gaining something better after. Mormon Battalion soldiers fight an airship, a bounty hunter crosses Porter Rockwell, cultists attempt to reanimate Brigham Young, and missionaries run into Cthulhu. These are just a few of the amazing tales by award winning, bestselling, and premier authors—
D. J. Butler, John M. Olsen, Steven L. Peck, Elizabeth Mueller, Scott E. Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Joe Monson, Amanda Hamblin, Christopher McAfee, Jace Killan, John D. Payne, and Lee Allred.
All Made of Hinges is the first installment in the incredible Mormon Steampunk series by Immortal Works Press. If you love these stories, look for more in Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel and Press Forward, Saints.
Book 2: Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel
Book 3: Press Forward Saints (My story, Spirit Photographs, is included in this one.)
Book 4: A Mighty Fortress
This all started with D. J. Butler‘s groundbreaking Mormon* Steampunk book, CITY OF THE SAINTS. Later, he said a lot of friends had expressed a desire to write the same unique type of cross-over. So, we decided to co-edit an anthology and put out a call for submissions. The response was overwhelming. As stories continued to pour in, we knew it wouldn’t fit in a single volume. We decided to split it, until so many more came in, that we invited John M. Olsen to help us and make three volumes. After the first three books were edited and in production, we had many authors contact us and say they didn’t hear about the call for submissions and wished they could submit something. So we put out another call and invited Holli Anderson to edit the last volume.
In the end, it’s an incredible collection with a broad range of imagination. I’ve been impressed by the vast differences when it might seem like a very restricted genre. I guarantee every volume. These are the best work of some awesome story tellers.
*Note: As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am well aware of the recent shift away from identifying ourselves as Mormons. I support this change. However, since steampunk is generally set in the past, the name is still appropriate. The stories, not being doctrinal or exclusively having member protagonists, fit best under the older nickname which was still commonly in effect during the time in which they are set.