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Delta Void and the Clockwork Man single work   short story   science fiction   fantasy  
Is part of The Delta Void Stories Tansy Rayner Roberts , 2001 series - author short story
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Delta Void and the Clockwork Man
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  • Steampunk note: The clockwork man of this story is highly typical of steampunk fiction.

    The story is set in Tansy Rayner Roberts's work of Mocklore, a high-fantasy world in which magic is unpredictable, and is the middle of three stories all involving Delta Void, a jack-of-all-trades with multiple personas at her beck and call. Rather than being technology, the clockwork man is, as Delta explains,

    made of magic. Clockwork is a magic substance that runs rampant in the world areas of these very mountains, People trap it, tame it and make it into amusing objects like fob-watches and argumentative robots. You are entirely made of magic. (p.157)

    None of the other Delta Void stories contain steampunk elements.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Agog! Fantastic Fiction : 29 Tales of Fantasy, Imagination and Wonder Cat Sparks (editor), Wollongong : Agog! Press , 2002 Z1006085 2002 anthology short story science fiction horror fantasy Wollongong : Agog! Press , 2002 pg. 140-156
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bounty : A Mocklore Collection Tansy Rayner Roberts , Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2016 10106789 2016 selected work short story fantasy

    'Bounty Fenetre isn’t a bounty hunter.

    'Delta Void isn’t a mercenary.

    'But trouble follows both of them, everywhere they go… It’s not easy to make an honest living in the tiny magical empire of Mocklore.

    'Six stories of adventure, magic, chaos and chainmail lingerie, where fairy tales are bad for your love life, and shoes can solve anything.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2016
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