Greetings Gals and Guys!
Electric Sheep and Clockwork Goats
By Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin
Couldn’t tell you whether or not androids dream of electric sheep, but we can say, with authority, that clockwork goats are here to stay.
Our story in Gaslight and Grimm, “The Patented Troll”, is a Steampunk riff on the old “Three Billy Goats Gruff” story, with a wind-up twist for good measure.
“Three Billy Goats Gruff “is a very simple story, as fairy tales go—a bridge, a troll, and three wily goats. In the original, the story hinges on the trickery of how the goats get past the troll. In our story, the ‘how’ is less important than the ‘why’—and what’s on the other side of the bridge.
In fact, just to up the ante, we’ll let it slip that it’s actually a post-apocalyptic spin on the fairy tale, with a little bit of I, Robot and Bladerunner thrown in, for fun. Does that get your attention?
Good. Now go buy the anthology and start reading!
About the Authors
Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin are the authors of the new Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures and a series of Steampunk short stories: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. Gail also writes epic and urban fantasy, and her newest books are Shadow and Flame (Ascendant Kingdoms Saga), The Shadowed Path (Chronicles of the Necromancer) and Vendetta (Deadly Curiosities series). Find them at http://www.AscendantKingdoms.com, on Twitter @GailZMartin and @LNMartinauthor, on Facebook.com/WinterKingdoms, at DisquietingVisions.com blog. Watch for their other Steampunk short stories in anthologies Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Alien Artifacts and Gaslight and Grimm.
I don’t even think I need to tell you anything else about this one. You all know how much I enjoy the work of Gail and Larry!
Order Gaslight & Grimm if you haven’t already, I will be checking back in with my thoughts AND I will want to hear yours!
Hoping we can get across that bridge together,