My name is D. L. Mackenzie, and I'm a full-time working stiff who dreams of becoming a full-time writing stiff.  I write steampunk, or as I prefer to call it, "retro-Victorian science fiction mystery."  I've also written some short stories and scads of scandalously intemperate political pieces, but there's just something about the steampunk genre that won't let me go.

I've long been a fan of the old masters of early science fiction such as Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, as well as other beloved classic writers such as Mark Twain. I'm also a confirmed word addict; I love collecting obscure words. Somehow these perverse predilections have combined with other diverse influences such as Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Dr. Who, and Monty Python to produce The Magnetron Chronicles, a loving parody of Victorian-era pulp fiction.

I'm now working in secret on my sixth Magnetron Chronicles novelette (slated for release later this year at Amazon, etc.). I'm also back to working on Station Five, my modern horror novel. I hope you enjoy my stories and I look forward to your feedback!
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Like a Steel Trap

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Description: When forgiving and forgetting is not an option... Winner of The Iron Writer Challenge #67


Other Works by dlmackenzie.
Dandelion Bracelets

Dandelion Bracelets

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A flash fiction short entered in The Iron Writer Challenge "Weekend Quickie." The prompts for this stor...

The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum

The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum

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The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 1 Phineas Magnetron is an eccentric Nineteenth Century inventor blesse...

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The Book Reader

The Book Reader

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An elderly collector of second-hand books wrestles with his unusual ability to "read" the lives of his b...

Editing Mister D

Editing Mister D

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Author D. L. Mackenzie collaborates with Pete Oxley in this steam-powered collaborative writing project...

alicornamulet posted a message to dlmackenzie
I love your story, and I've only read three chapters!  Could I have your permission to turn this into an audio reading on YouTube?  I will credit you and give them a link to your story.  I do have experience with recording and creating audio videos, so you don't have to worry about that.  So, could you consider it?