The Ghost of Hephaestus single work   single work   novella   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Ghost of Hephaestus
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  • Steampunk note: described by the author as a way of thinking through what might have happened to the ancient Greek gods in the modern era, but including a steampunk cyborg. In London in an unspecified time (likely eighteenth or nineteenth century), a physician learns the secret of a beautiful woman (Aglaea, second wife of Hephaestus) who was made from flesh to cyborg at the hands of Hephaestus himself, and now fears her coming death as her gears wind down. The story draws on the legend that Hephaestus built metal automatons to work his forge and statues of animals that could bite invaders.

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  • Appears in:
    y Phantazein Tehani Croft (editor), Mawson : FableCroft Publishing , 2014 8025044 2014 anthology poetry short story

    'You think you know all the fables that have ever been told. You think you can no longer be surprised by stories. Think again.

    'With origins in myth, fairytales, folklore and pure imagination, the stories and poems in these pages draw on history that never was and worlds that will never be to create their own unique tales and traditions…

    'The next generation of storytellers is here.' (Publication summary)

    Mawson : FableCroft Publishing , 2014
    pg. 172-199
  • Appears in:
    y Focus 2014 : Highlights of Australian Short Fiction Tehani Croft , Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2015 8963567 2015 anthology short story

    'Looking for a taste of the very best science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories around? The third of an annual series, Focus 2014 collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting.' (Publication summary)

    Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2015
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