The Steampunk Megapack collects 26 stories of excessive experience via Victorian and Edwardian eras—past, current, and future!
• “Midnight at Valdosta's,” through Jay Lake
• “The Case of the odd Safecracker,” by means of G. D. Falksen
• “The Acquisition of Mandrakes and Assistants,” through Jillian Venters
• “The Whisperer in Darkness,” by way of H. P. Lovecraft
• “The Brass Goggle manufacturing facility Worker,” via John Leavitt
• “The course of Progress,” through Brian Stableford
• “The Tailed Men,” through Arthur O. Friel
• “The most unlikely Mister Lapin Investigates: The Affair of the bad Boar,” via Peter Wordworth
• “The conflict Effort,” through Austin H. Williams
• “Herbert West: Reanimator,” by means of H. P. Lovecraft
• A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, via Mark Twain
• “The Trumpeter,” by way of Arthur O. Friel
• “The computing device Stops,” via E. M. Forster
• “The extraordinary Adventures of 1 Hans Pfaal,” by means of Edgar Allan Poe
• The misplaced World, via Arthur Conan Doyle
• “The Gateway of the Monster,” by means of William desire Hodgson
• A Princess of Mars, via Edgar Rice Burroughs
• “The Mid-Watch Tragedy,” via Vincent Starrett
• “Mustered Out,” via H. Bedford-Jones
• “Payable to Bearer,” by means of Talbot Mundy
• “The Devil's Heirloom,” by means of Anthony M. Rud
• “Doctor Ox's Experiment,” by way of Jules Verne
• “The Trial for Murder,” by way of Charles Dickens
• “Angel of the Revolution,” through George Griffith
• “The guy Who was once Thursday,” via G. okay. Chesterton
• “The Horror of the Heights,” through Arthur Conan Doyle
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That's week-days. permit me be aware of the date and I’ll have my vehicle available on the station. Pardon this typed letter, yet my handwriting has grown shaky of overdue, as you recognize, and that i don’t suppose equivalent to lengthy stretches of script. I bought this new Corona in Brattleboro yesterday—it turns out to paintings rather well. waiting for observe, and hoping to determine you almost immediately with the phonograph checklist and all my letters—and the kodak prints— i'm Yours in anticipation, HENRY W. AKELEY. To Albert N. Wilmarth, Esq. , Miskatonic collage, Arkham, Mass. * * * * The complexity of my feelings upon interpreting, re-reading, and brooding about over this unusual and unlooked-for letter is prior sufficient description. i've got stated that i used to be instantly relieved and made uneasy, yet this expresses in basic terms crudely the overtones of various and principally unconscious emotions which comprised either the relaxation and the uneasiness. first of all, the object used to be so antipodally at variance with the total chain of horrors previous it—the swap of temper from stark terror to chill complacency or even exultation was once so unheralded, lightning-like, and entire! i'll scarcely think unmarried day may perhaps so modify the mental standpoint of 1 who had written that ultimate frenzied bulletin of Wednesday, it doesn't matter what relieving disclosures that day may have introduced. At yes moments a feeling of conflicting unrealities made me ponder whether this complete distantly pronounced drama of amazing forces weren't one of those half-illusory dream created mostly inside my very own brain. Then i assumed of the phonograph list and gave technique to nonetheless larger bewilderment. The letter appeared so not like something that can were anticipated! As I analysed my influence, I observed that it consisted of 2 unique levels. First, granting that Akeley have been sane sooner than and used to be nonetheless sane, the indicated swap within the scenario itself was once so fast and unthinkable. And secondly, the switch in Akeley’s personal demeanour, angle, and language used to be so significantly past the conventional or the predictable. The man’s complete character appeared to have passed through an insidious mutation—a mutation so deep that you may scarcely reconcile his features with the supposition that either represented equivalent sanity. Word-choice, spelling—all have been subtly diverse. And with my educational sensitiveness to prose variety, i may hint profound divergences in his most common reactions and rhythm-responses. definitely, the emotional cataclysm or revelation that could produce so radical an overturn needs to be an severe one certainly! but differently the letter appeared fairly attribute of Akeley. the usual ardour for infinity—the standard scholarly inquisitiveness. i couldn't a moment—or greater than a moment—credit the assumption of spuriousness or malign substitution. didn't the invitation—the willingness to have me try the reality of the letter in person—prove its genuineness? i didn't retire Saturday evening, yet sat up considering the shadows and marvels in the back of the letter I had acquired. My brain, aching from the fast succession of mammoth conceptions it were compelled to confront over the past 4 months, labored upon this startling new fabric in a cycle of doubt and recognition which repeated lots of the steps skilled in dealing with the sooner wonders; until eventually lengthy sooner than sunrise a burning curiosity and interest had began to switch the unique typhoon of perplexity and uneasiness.