It’s the middle of the year, and we thought you, our readers, would enjoy some insight into our works in progress as of today. And I do mean works in progress — Mike and I have a couple different burners going, with all the best fiction we can offer simmering. So here’s what we have […]
War of the Worlds
Announcing ‘Valiant, He Endured’ …and a new Martian War tale
A new libertarian science fiction anthology has just been published. Entitled Valiant, He Endured: 17 Sci-Fi Myths of Insolent Grit, this collection features an Ascension Epoch story set during the Martian Invasion. ‘Unwholsome Victuals’ is a short story of Victorian Apocalypse set during the War of the Worlds. Consumptive invalid Jonathan is stuck in Baltimore during the last days […]
Our next H.G. Wells project: Little Wars
As you well know by now, the Ascension Epoch is rooted in public domain stories and characters. The most obvious and probably the most influential on the backstory is H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, but most of our other stories at least reference other public domain works, if they’re not based on them explicitly. […]
Dismal Tide gets 5 Stars from Readers’ Favorite!
We got a couple more positive reviews in for our books from Readers’ Favorite. Let’s start with our newest book, The Dismal Tide (get it on sale for $0.99 right now!), which earned a five star ranking (just like After Dark, the previous book in the series, did). Reviewer Stephen Fisher says: The co-authors of this masterpiece […]
New reviews for Dismal Tide, Population of Loss
We received yet another positive review of our introductory book of superhero and Victorian post-apocalyptic short stories, “Population of Loss.” In the Ascension Epoch universe, the War of the Worlds actually happened and it changed the world permanently. Here’s what the reviewer has to say: Great concept, well executed I first stumbled across the “Ascension Epoch” universe while […]
All aboard! Shell and Mike interviewed on The Roundhouse
We had a fantastic (but frigid) time at Steampunk unLimited at the Strasburg Rail Road a few weeks ago, and one of the highlights was our interview with Nick, host of The Roundhouse, a podcast about railroading. What could a couple of superhero authors possibly say to interest railroading enthusiasts? Well, a lot, we hope! […]
“God willing, our victory is at hand.”
“I will require allies: mighty, stalwart, and brilliant men, empowered perhaps even as I am. The Lens knows where to find them.” –Jamison Doyle, July 13, 1898 The Signalman will see you at Steampunk Unlimited! Meet him in the caboose at 1PM for thrilling tales of the Martian War!
It’s not a dystopia!
Imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger from Kindergarten Cop screaming the title of this post and you get a sense of how I feel whenever someone describes one of the Ascension Epoch stories, or the setting itself, as dystopian. Now don’t misunderstand me. There’s nothing inherently wrong with dystopian fiction and I don’t take it as an insult. […]
Scott Hedlund draws the Martian War!
At the end of the week, Shell and I head to Mars, Pennsylvania for Monster Bash, but we can’t go until we’ve posted all of the commissions we got from Sci-Fi Valley Con last month. That means it’s time for the final commission reveal! And you’d better get ready, because it’s a doozy. This Martian […]
John Carter, Demigod Warlord of Two Worlds
On #AnnotatedTuesdays, we will share a quoted passage from some public domain source that has informed the Ascension Epoch universe, followed by commentary on how we used it. I am a very old man; how old I do not know. Possibly I am a hundred, possibly more; but I cannot tell because I have never […]