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The Shaddowwes Box single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Shaddowwes Box
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'The narrator is an inventor and Egyptologist who has come into good fortune and is now offering a sealed Twentieth Century burial casket to selected tomb robbing collectors. He also has a staff of robotic servants in the form of mummies, although they are capable of following only a few scripted commands. But his real purpose is revenge, as his remarks to his visitors hint.'

Source: Locus Magazine ( (Sighted: 30/11/2016)


  • Steampunk note: This work combines the prominent Victorian-era icon of the Egyptian archaeologist with advanced robotics.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Ghosts By Gaslight : Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense Jack Dann (editor), Nick Gevers (editor), New York (City) : Voyager , 2011 Z1810708 2011 anthology short story 'Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.'
    Source: Back cover
    New York (City) : Voyager , 2011
    pg. 57-69
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