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Sci Fi - Steampunk Genre

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Word Count: 21000

Character Identities: Ace, Gay

Summary:

Alistair Click set out to lay to rest the superstitious fears about the Mad Prince's clockwork tower. If that meant he might bring the ghost city of Avalonia back to economic life, connecting the western kingdoms once again, so much the better. So what if no adventurer who'd entered the tower in the last century of desolation had ever re-emerged? They didn't have his skill and wit. He could do better.
The tower turns out to be far more than Alistair expected, however. Not only are there clockwork puzzles to open every door, but one of them drops a boy from a strange world into his lap—figuratively speaking, if only just. Marco Murphy was just gaming in his New Jersey apartment, and now he's stuck in what feels like a never ending LARP nightmare.
The deeper they delve into the Mad Prince's tower, the darker the secrets they uncover. They're not entirely sure they'll ever be able to get out again, either. It'll take all Marco's charm and Alistair's cleverness, plus the strange bond growing between them, to get them out together... and alive.

Blood and Clockwork - Katey Hawthorne
Blood and Clockwork

Katey Hawthorne ...

Pairing: M-M

March 16, 2016

Word Count: 17000

Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian

Summary:

A midsummer dream could link two hearts…or shatter them like glass.
  Ash arrived in Stubborn, New Virginia an orphan with nothing—except more knowledge of glass crafting tech than any other artisan at Pantoufle Glass Factory. But thanks to his two jealous bosses, he’s not even allowed to touch the scraps he’s forced to sweep off the floor. On the night of Summer Solstice Ball, he has until midnight to pretend all his dreams could come true. And for a moment glittering with magic, he holds happiness in his hands. But then the clock strikes midnight, and everything slips through his fingers—including his most precious possession. British envoy Simon Leatherby came to Stubborn to make trade deals for his Queen. He never expected the hottest commodity in town would be—himself. Even the networking ball he’s hosting is morphing into a marriage market, and he’s the prize. When he meets a dazzling young man with lonely blue eyes, Simon is enchanted—until the anonymous object of his fascination disappears. With but a single clue to go on, Simon can think of only one solution. So, the townsfolk of Stubborn want to play matchmaker? He’s about to give them their chance. Note: Contains sweet-smelling nuts (not those kinds of nuts—get your mind outta the gutter), an opinionated piglet, a steampunk ball with all the bells and whistles, and whole lot of lost marbles.

Cinderfella - Nikki Woolfolk - Riveted
Cinderfella: A Steampunk Fairy Tale

Nikki Woolfolk ...

Pairing: M-M

August 5, 2014

Word Count: 33000

Character Identities: Ace, Aromantic, Bisexual, Demigender, Demisexual, Gay, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Intersex, Lesbian, Non Binary, Questioning, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Straight, Transgender

Summary: Clarity (noun) Four definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) Coherent and intelligible 2) Transparent or pure 3) Attaining certainty about something 4) Easy to see or hear Clarity features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

COMING SOON
Clarity anthology
Clarity

J. Scott Coatsworth ...

Pairing: F-F, F-NB, F-F-M, M-F, M-M, M-NB, NB-NB, Includes NB, M-M-M, 4+ or Other

October 5, 2022

Word Count: 32850

Character Identities: Bisexual, Demisexual, Gay

Summary:

One terrorist blast changed Master Tobias Zimmer's entire existence, relegating him to being nothing more than just a "Coppies" because of the metal replacing his flesh. As the once future Shogun of moon colony Orion 1, he now idles his time away keeping tabs on the Loyalists while his father and brother broker negotiations with the Earth Consortium. A confrontation with his childhood enemy, Dr. Thorsten Nordenfelt, sets into motion events that cannot be undone and puts Tobias's sheltered heart at the center of the colony's attempts to free itself from the repressive Earth's rule.

Feel Me - Freddy MacKay - The Marduk Expanse
Feel Me

Freddy MacKay ...

Pairing: M-M

June 7, 2014

Word Count: 51240

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Sterling Rossi thinks he's just made history as the world's first chrononaut. But if he's the first to travel back through time, who is the attractive blond he sees during his jaunt, and why is his team so keen to deny his existence? Sterling soon realizes there are more forces at work than he ever imagined and wonders just what's really happening, and who he can trust. As the truth unravels, Sterling has to go back in time to save his lover, while a creature from the fabric of time threatens to destroy the world.

Future Imperfect - Pelaam
Future Imperfect

Pelaam ...

Pairing: M-M

April 20, 2015

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Straight

Summary: In a respectable neighbourhood, on the top floor of a beautiful house, crouches the Succubus; by design, and by temperament, she is all that men crave and fear. To the wealthy and privileged men of London, the Succubus is a test they must pass to gain access to the House of Sable Locks, the most exclusive brothel in town. However, to William, a wealthy young man born and raised in India, she is the very essence of his desires. William is recovering from the loss of everything he knows and loves when he first meets the Succubus. With great care she tears him apart... and he falls in love again. But their idyll cannot last: there is a killer loose in London, and the darkness of William's past is about to collide with the terror of his present. Based on the story "The Succubus" from the acclaimed erotic steampunk anthology Like Clockwork, HOUSE OF SABLE LOCKS lets us enter the mysterious brothel readers previously only had a glimpse of.

House of Sable Locks - Elizabeth A. Schecter
House of Sable Locks

Elizabeth Schechter ...

Pairing: M-F, M-M, M-M-F

December 1, 2013

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Student-Artificer Elijah Saloman discovers what he thinks could be a lost masterwork of the greatest Artificer ever born. He is determined to make it work, even though he has no idea what it is or what it is supposed to do. But when everything that can go wrong does, Elijah finds himself caught in an interesting predicament—trapped within the machine, and at the mercy of the whimsical plaything of a long-dead Artificer with a taste for the exotic.

Infernal Machine - Elizabeth Schecter
Infernal Machine

Elizabeth Schechter ...

Pairing: M-M

August 7, 2020

Word Count: 36000

Character Identities: Ace, Aromantic, Bisexual, Demigender, Demisexual, Gay, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Intersex, Lesbian, Non Binary, Questioning, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Straight, Transgender

Summary: INK (NOUN) Five definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) A colored fluid used for writing 2) The action of signing a deal 3) A black liquid ejected by squid 4) Publicity in the written media 5) A slang word for tattoos Ink features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Ink Anthology
Ink

J. Scott Coatsworth ...

Pairing: F-F, F-NB, F-F-M, M-F, M-M, M-NB, NB-NB, Includes NB, M-M-F, M-M-M, 4+ or Other

August 10, 2021

Word Count: 36000

Character Identities: Ace, Aromantic, Bisexual, Demisexual, Gay, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Intersex, Lesbian, Non Binary, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Transgender

Summary: IN-NO-VA-TION (Noun) 1) A new idea, method, or device. 2) The introduction of something new. 3) The application of better solutions to meet unarticulated needs. Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites. Innovation features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Innovation anthology
Innovation

William W. Tate ...

Pairing: F-F, F-F-M, M-F, M-M, M-NB, Includes NB

August 8, 2020

Word Count: 60000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Lesbian

Summary:

A gourmet airship banquet takes dinner—and murder—to the next level.
  For Alex LeBeau, everything is finally mise en place—falling into place. She’s ready to put her clandestine part in the Insurrection of 1856—and a romantic entanglement that broke her heart—behind her and just be herself. A simple, unassuming chocolatier. When an opportunity to teach at a friend’s struggling cooking school lands in her lap, Alex moves with her almost-grown son, Pierre, back to her sleepy hometown of Honfleur, Louisiana. And she’s determined not to ruin it by falling for the first beautiful woman who crosses her path. Naturally, as she rushes to prepare for a catered airship banquet that will save the school, she does exactly that. Literally sprawling at the feet of Josephine Campbell, a bundle of warm-eyed, kilted good humor with a baffling accent that melts Alex’s heart into a puddle of ganache. But when a mishap with the banquet’s engineering-marvel centerpiece leaves the hostess dead and Pierre charged with murder, Alex, with Josephine at her side, must risk everything—including exposing her past—to save her son. And stop the real killer from striking again. ----- Note: This alternate-history steampunk mystery contains lesbian and transgender characters, a multicultural romance, mechanical wonders, mouth-watering dishes, horny old ladies, sweet kisses, bitter memories, and murder-by-popcorn. Bon appetit!

Mise en Death - Nikki Woolfolk
Mise en Death

Nikki Woolfolk ...

Pairing: F-F

October 15, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Questioning, Straight

Summary: Captain Marta Ramos, the most notorious pirate in the Duchy of Denver, has her hands full between fascinating murder mysteries, the delectable and devious Delilah Nimowitz, Colonel Geoffrey Douglas (the Duke of Denver’s new head of security), a spot of airship engineering and her usual activities: piracy, banditry and burglary. Not to mention the horror of high society tea parties. In contrast, Simms, her second in command, longs only for a quiet life, filled with tasty sausages and fewer explosions. Or does he? Join Captain Ramos, Simms and their crew as they negotiate the perils of air, land and drawing room in a series of fast-paced adventures in a North America that never was. Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures includes 4 novellas and a short story about piracy, banditry, burglary, jail-breaking, several brilliant bits of detective work and all manner of otherwise lawless hijinks performed by the valiant Captain Ramos and her crew. Murder on the Titania: Colonel Geoffrey Douglas, the Duke of Denver’s new head of security, is drawn into a high society murder mystery on the Airship Titania. None of the passengers are quite what they seem, including the mysterious young woman who always turns up where she is least expected. The Curious Case of Clementine Nimowitz (and Her Exceedingly Tiny Dog): A simple burglary goes horribly awry when Captain Ramos and Simms stumble across a dead body, a small dog and the deceased’s heirs, the noisome Morris and the rather too interesting Delilah. The Jade Tiger: A mysterious woman enlists Captain Ramos’s aid in getting her revenge on her former employer and Captain Ramos finds herself doing an unintentional good deed. The Ugly Tin Orrery: Captain Ramos and her crew embark on what appears to be a perfectly ordinary train robbery, only to be drawn into the Duke of Denver’s political machinations via a strange metal artifact. Throw in a spot of jail breaking and an encounter with the lovely Delilah, and it’s all in a day’s work for Captain Ramos and Simms. The Flying Turk: The Airship Titania is entering a new era and welcoming its first automaton pilot. Or, perhaps not. Captain Ramos and Simms are back aboard the Titania for a heady mix of murder, robbery, peeved scientists and oblivious peers, with a spot of engineering thrown in.

Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures - Alex Acks
Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures

Alex Acks ...

Pairing: F-F

April 1, 2018

Word Count: 52000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Ever since Robert Belton gambled away the money to stake his claim in the Klondike gold fields, he’s been stranded in Seattle working as a prostitute. When an attractive customer needs help hauling provisions to the frozen north, Robert eagerly volunteers. Dr. John Fauth is only searching for one thing, and it isn’t gold. He needs platinum for the prototypes of his revolutionary inventions, and if he doesn’t find it in the Klondike, his university career—and his research—is over. Getting to the Klondike is a grueling, dangerous journey, and just hours after leaving Seattle, John and Robert find themselves in over their heads. John is carrying an invaluable device that his competitors will do anything to get their hands on. And as the cold nights and mutual desire pull John and Robert closer together, they discover that they have much more to lose than gold or platinum. This 52,000 word book was previously published.

Noble Metals - L.A. Witt
Noble Metals

Pairing: M-M

May 1, 2019

Word Count: 5861

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Sir Simeon Meriwether Kerrigan, fresh out of college, was expected to marry his cousin Rebecca and settle down like a proper gentleman. But he didn't want to. And a farewell-to-bachelorhood voyage on his steam-powered airship with his dearest friend brings both disaster and a shocking discovery.

Secret Heart - Marie Brown
Secret Heart

Marie Brown ...

Pairing: M-M

December 17, 2016

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Love knows no boundaries, and in this collection of six short stories, the writing duo known as Ari McKay explore how finding your soulmate doesn't mean you have to be part the same social scene, work in the same field, or even inhabit the same plane of existence! The Whole Kit and Kaboodle — Grey is smitten with seemingly shy librarian Henry, but Henry has a secret that could stand in the way of their happiness. A Hundred Lonely Halloweens — Micah forms an unexpected connection to the ghost haunting the historical home he’s refurbishing. Steam Heat — Coworkers Joss and Trey realize they have far more in common than they thought when they encounter each other at a Steampunk convention. Caribbean Blues — Jon isn’t the type to indulge in vacation flings, but he can’t resist Derrick, a marine biologist who studies dolphins in the Bahamas. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around — Landon thinks he needs to wear drag to catch the interest of his crush, but when he starts getting lessons from drag queen Raul, he finds himself growing hot for teacher instead. As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad — Shopkeeper Adie has tried to keep his desire for men a secret, but Niall, a newcomer to the colony of North Carolina, tempts him to risk his reputation in the little port town for a chance at love.

Steam Heat and Other Stories - Ari McKay
Steam Heat and Other Stories

Ari McKay ...

Pairing: M-M

September 1, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: When the shares Nicolas’s family rely on become worthless, he seeks help from their estranged Uncle Secundus Broadberry—a selfish man with no familial loyalty. Forced to live in a veritable hovel, Nicolas and his sister must find work to support themselves and their mother. Through his uncle, Nicolas meets Rufus Melbeck and accepts a post aboard his spaceship Strawberry Fields. Although the ship gives Nicolas a bad feeling, he quickly makes friends with Nathan Smith, a gentle, young man who seems very much out of place. Nothing and no one aboard the vessel are what they seem. Nicolas soon finds himself plunged into a dangerous adventure the likes of which he could never have imagined. Can Nicolas and Nathan survive the dangers of Strawberry Fields and solve the mystery that surrounds Nathan, or will Nathan's past reach out to destroy them both?

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Strawberry Fields meme - Pelaam
Strawberry Fields

Pelaam ...

Pairing: M-M

Word Count: 67000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Pinkerton man Bram McCabe likes to work alone. But when a madman titling himself the Avian Emperor threatens the world's skies, he's forced to work with an English team already on the case. Things go from bad to worse for Bram when he takes more than a professional interest in Vyvian—a man with a secretive past. Each man dances around the other, hiding their true feelings, knowing they live in very different worlds. The Avian Emperor is as cunning and lethal as he is intelligent and when he kidnaps Vyvian, Bram holds the key to finding him. Bram will do anything it takes to rescue Vyvian. But is he willing to unlock his own inner secrets?

The Avian Emperor - Pelaam
The Avian Emperor

Pelaam ...

Pairing: M-M

April 20, 2015

Word Count: 20000

Character Identities: Bisexual

Summary:

A muerte, a mystery, and a pocket full of marigolds.
  Officer Gillian Pepperpot suspects a series of petty thefts are pointing like a marigold-bright arrow toward Stubborn, a sleepy town with a crime rate softer than a kitten up a tree. A town that’s about to unveil an ancient magical manuscript, the Rose Grimoire. Vicente de la Cruz, a man as warm and colorful as the music he composes, catches her attention, but she’s determined to never let her heart be stolen again. Especially by Vicente who could be her prime suspect in a theft and a murder—or the next one to fall victim to the grimoire’s dark magic.

The Case of the Rose Grimoire - Nikki Woolfolk - Pepperpot Mystery
The Case of the Rose Grimoire: A Pepperpot Mystery

Nikki Woolfolk ...

Pairing: M-F, M-M

December 29, 2020

Word Count: 115,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: SECOND EDITION When Captain Rafe Lancaster is invalided out of the Britannic Imperium’s Aero Corps after crashing his aerofighter during the Second Boer War, his eyesight is damaged permanently, and his career as a fighter pilot is over. Returning to Londinium in late November 1899, he’s lost the skies he loved, has no place in a society ruled by an elite oligarchy of powerful Houses, and is hard up, homeless, and in desperate need of a new direction in life. Everything changes when he buys a coffeehouse near the Britannic Imperium Museum in Bloomsbury, the haunt of Aegyptologists. For the first time in years, Rafe is free to be himself. In a city powered by luminiferous aether and phlogiston, and where powerful men use House assassins to target their rivals, Rafe must navigate dangerous politics, deal with a jealous and possessive ex-lover, learn to make the best coffee in Londinium, and fend off murder and kidnap attempts before he can find happiness with the man he loves.  

The Gilded Scarab - Anna Butlr
The Gilded Scarab

Anna Butler ...

Pairing: M-M

October 8, 2019

Word Count: 110,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Rafe Lancaster is reluctantly settling into his role as the First Heir of House Stravaigor. Trapped by his father’s illness and his new responsibilities, Rafe can’t go with lover Ned Winter to Aegypt for the 1902/03 archaeological digging season. Rafe’s unease at being left behind intensifies when Ned’s fascination with the strange Antikythera mechanism and its intriguing link to the Aegyptian god Thoth has Ned heading south to the remote, unexplored highlands of Abyssinia and the course of the Blue Nile. Searching for Thoth’s deadly secrets, Ned is out of contact and far from help. When he doesn’t return at Christmas as he promised, everything points to trouble. Rafe is left with a stark choice – abandon his dying father or risk never seeing Ned again.

The God's Eye - Anna Butler
The God's Eye

Anna Butler ...

Pairing: M-M

January 21, 2020

Word Count: 21000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Lesbian

Summary:

On Valentine’s Eve, three hearts battle the Friday the 13th curse to find happiness.
  Cassandra Halloway may live in the Age of Steam, she herself is no machine for popping out babies. Her destiny lies not in Stubborn, West Virginia, but among the stars, which she hopes to photograph with her experimental camera. And her heart leans toward the feminine persuasion. She’s trying to find the right time to tell her well-meaning, matchmaking Papa when she meets astronomy professor Morgan Thibodeax. A woman whose stellar beauty is rivaled only by the handsomeness of the sign language interpreter at her side, “Hunter” Huntsdale. When Cassandra’s Valentine’s Day gift for her father accidentally goes missing, the trio abandons a night of stargazing for a madcap journey on the Wicked Night Carnivale train to retrieve the precious trinket. And as Cassandra and Morgan’s attraction grows, and Hunter reveals a potentially devastating secret, it’s shaping up to be a Valentine’s Day none of them will ever forget. Note: Contains an incorrigible Papa, long-winded recipe titles, not-your-grandmother’s-needlework, a misunderstanding of going-going-gone proportions, and gentlemen jellybeans.

Invitation - Nikki Woolfolk - Riveted
The Invitation: A Night of Misadventures with Love

Nikki Woolfolk ...

Pairing: F-F, M-F

January 27, 2014

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