Joined Apr 22 2010
Paul Marlowe: Gentleman Novelist
My first YA steampunk novel, Sporeville, was about a lad from Kingston moving to a small Nova Scotia town that is being taken over by a Civil War criminal (using somnambulism-inducing mushroom spores). He and Paisley DeLoup, a lass of curiously lupine ancestry, take on the local tyrant.
The latest, Knights of the Sea, carries the story on to the following year (1887, the year of Queen Victoria's Jubilee), when Alexander Graham Bell in Cape Breton is hosting a gathering of parties interested in developing submarine technology, though possibly not for the benevolent purpose they claim...
REVIEW: "The drily hilarious tone continues throughout the novel...reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s lighter works..." -Fantasyliterature.com
My short story collection Ether Frolics came out in July 2012. It contains nine tales from the Etheric Explorers Club: the visions of a Russian painter in fin-de-siècle Paris... a terrible weapon that almost no-one has survived... a confession within a confession... a crime from antiquity resurfacing beneath the Thames... a desperate search for a lost sister... a contemporary horror entwined with an ancient manuscript... an experiment gone wrong... a lost world which should have remained lost... and a night of dining, death, and romance.
REVIEWS: "This collection of nine short stories is a true jaw-dropping jewel of a book..."-Aly Grauer, Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders
More about my books & stories at www.PaulMarlowe.com