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[INTERVIEW] Author and Editor Scott Harrison on Steampunking the Classics

Scott Harrison is a UK-based scriptwriter, novelist & playwright. He’s written novels and audio plays for Big Finish, short stories, comic book scripts and stage plays that have been produced in both the US and UK. His newest anthology, which he edited and contributed to, is Resurrection Engines. It just came out in the UK under the Snowbooks imprint and includes his short story, “The God of All Machines”. Scott was kind enough to talk to me about his writing, editing, and steampunk!

Kristin Centorcelli: Your short story, “The God Of All Machines”, was published in your anthology, Resurrection Engines, which just came out from Snowbooks in December. What is it about?

Scott Harrison: My story is a retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, only in this world Jekyll is working for the British Government in a top secret weapons development bunker deep beneath London and Hyde…well, in this story it’s not a man, but a secret military project that Jekyll is working on – a prototype, quasi-sentient, fully-armored war-suit code-named ‘HYDE’ (an acronym of Herculanium Ypsiloid-framed Drilling Exoskeleton), a piece of hardware that was originally developed for Ore Miners on the moon.

Although it can be read as a piece of standalone fiction, it also rather neatly serves as a prologue (of sorts) to a range of novels that I and a number of other writers are working on called Tales Of The Iron War. They’ll expand on this epic, intergalactic war fought between the entire human race and the K’uyth.

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[UPDATED] TOC & Cover: ‘Resurrection Engines’ Edited by Scott Harrison

Editor Scott Harrison has sent along an updated table of contents and cover image for his upcoming anthology Resurrection Engines: 15 Extraordinary Tales of Scientific Romance, being published by Snowbooks.

Here’s the book description:

Resurrection Engines is an anthology of Steampunk and Alternate Timeline ‘retellings’ and ‘reimagining’s’ of classic fiction tales (Edgar Allen Poe, Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythology, Moby Dick, Charles Dickens, Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, etc) from some of today’s finest Steampunk writers.

And here’s the table of contents with each author’s chosen classic or author.
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TOC: ‘Resurrection Engines’ Edited by Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison has posted the table of contents for his upcoming Steampunk anthology Resurrection Engines, being published by Snowbooks. The anthology will feature 16 brand new stories from some of the most exciting names writing in genre fiction today, and will contain Steampunk ‘reimaginings’ or ‘retellings’ of classic works of literary fiction.

Here’s the sorta-toc (list of contributors with their chosen classic or author)…
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