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The Tailor of Time single work   short story   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Tailor of Time
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  • Steampunk note: Included in an anthology of steampunk fiction. The steampunk components lie in the world-building of this story, a world of globes and train-tracks and sewing machines. There's also an emphasis on the connection between the analogue technology of the characters' world and the abstract concepts (e.g., time) that drive our world.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Available online, in two parts, on the Steampunk Workshop website.
Link: Web resource for Part One Sighted: 16/12/2008 Link: Web resource for Part Two Sighted: 16/12/2008
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Clockwork Phoenix : Tales of Beauty and Strangeness Mike Allen (editor), Winnetka : Norilana Books , 2008 Z1549770 2008 anthology short story fantasy

    In this, the first of an annual anthology series of fantastic literature, author and editor Mike Allen has compiled nineteen short stories that flow cleverly and seamlessly from one inspiration to another. Some sidestep expectations in both beautiful and unsettling ways, other surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, while others aren't afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques. Whether it's a touch of literary erudition, playful whimsy, extravagant style, or philosophical speculation and insight, the reader will be led into unfamiliar territory, there to find shock and delight.

    [Source: Amazon]

    Winnetka : Norilana Books , 2008
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A Book of Endings Deborah Biancotti , Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2009 Z1639270 2009 selected work short story science fiction horror fantasy Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2009 pg. 161-172
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