Electrica single work   short story   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Electrica
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'Napleonic alternate history with a touch of the cthulhian terrors. A young officer, a code breaker, is despatched to a rural retreat in the English countryside, where some strange experiments are taking place which could revolutionise combat communication – taking it far beyond the use of semaphore signalling.'

Source: Best SF (http://bestsf.net/sean-mcmullen-electrica-fantasy-science-fiction-marapr-2012/). (Sighted: 20/6/2014)


  • Steampunk note: Similar to Gibson and Sterling's The Difference Engine, this story concerns the invention of computing technologies in the nineteenth century.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction vol. 122 no. 3/4 April 2012 7506778 2012 periodical issue 2012 pg. 5-36
  • Appears in:
    y Ghosts of Engines Past Sean McMullen , United States of America (USA) : ReAnimus Press , 2013 7506599 2013 selected work short story science fiction fantasy

    A collection of Sean McMullen's previously published stories.

    United States of America (USA) : ReAnimus Press , 2013
    pg. 247-76
  • Appears in:
    y Year's Best SF 18 David G Hartwell (editor), United States of America (USA) : Tor , 2013 10489464 2013 anthology short story science fiction United States of America (USA) : Tor , 2013 pg. 414-
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    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1803-1815
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