The Iron Man [Serial]
Alternate History Steampunk Fashion Dystopia Science Romance
Julien is a regulation-compliant young presser at the local dhobitorium, and the best Londoni iron man there is. When a Code-violating dandy recruits him to arrange a wardrobe malfunction for a prominent general of the Hauteorian Guard, Julien is faced with the realization that he may have skills to do something more than comply.
Partnered with dandy sitar-player Murphy, Julien joins a diverse crew of rebel agents associated with powers in the rising Fashion Capital of Cairo. On the run from the Fashion Police, Julien travels by steam-cabriolet, submari, and flying solar barque to distant lands.
With a sister serving in the Fashionista's elite Hauteorian Guard, a mother unseen since her arrest, and allies in multiple Fashion Capitols, Julien's loyalties are frequently tested. Julien is determined to help others realize their dreams of self-expression, but if the balance of powers between the Fashion Capitols shifts too far, the world may know a Second Great War
Ranked #79 April 2016, #108 November 2015
Inspired by #SciFriday contest prompt
@FANTASCI The Chosen One #TCO Season 1 Participant
Plot points generated with Rory's #StoryCubes
Characters have custom Lego Minifigures
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