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A Clockwork Heart single work   short story   romance   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 A Clockwork Heart
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A rich young woman, disgraced by an affair with a married man and a subsequent pregnancy, is sent by her uncle to the distant hilltop down of Mercury, accessible only by dirigible, where she is to marry a man with his own secrets.


  • Steampunk note: Featured in an anthology of steampunk romance fiction. Set in a secondary world, the focus is on magic: each inhabitant of the world has an affinity with a particular element. But one protagonist, whose affinity (a rare one) is for metal creates magnificent automatons, as well as medical devices and prosthetics, including his own clockwork heart.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Kisses by Clockwork Liz Grzyb (editor), Nedlands : Ticonderoga Publications , 2014 7631913 2014 anthology short story science fiction romance

    'Putting the steamy back into steampunk. 105,000 words of steampunk romance, edited by the award-winning Liz Grzyb.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Nedlands : Ticonderoga Publications , 2014
    pg. 73-92
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Dancing with Demons Amanda Pillar , Australia : Pronoun , 2016 10605007 2016 selected work short story

    'Dancing with Demons features four of Amanda Pillar’s short stories, available together for the first time. These tales will take you from London’s ballrooms, to seedy pubs in the Underworld, and to smoke-shrouded towns in a steampunk world. Vampires, demons, werewolves, and even the Devil await you within these pages.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Australia : Pronoun , 2016
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