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!
- JoinedMarch 21, 2012
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A flash fiction short entered in The Iron Writer Challenge "Weekend Quickie." The prompts for this...