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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Law of Love
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A sentient doll, created from the skin of a mermaid and of the man who built her, as a token to a mermaid he once loved, is sold to a toyshop when her creator falls in love again. She is sold to a poet, with whom she falls desperately in love. But the poet uses her as a physical substitute for his distant lover, and is not capable of returning her affections–or even of recognising her sentience.


  • Steampunk note: Featured in an anthology of steampunk romance fiction.

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    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. 241-248
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