Sunday, March 10, 2013

BREAK ME OFF A PIECE OF THAT FUNK!: An excerpt from my tale in the Steamfunk Anthology


There are many stories in this wonderful Steamfunk Anthology. Here is an excerpt from my tale in the Steamfunk Anthology which can be purchased at amazon at at MV Media

Excerpt from Oh Western Wind:


At noon as the sun lazed in the sky, the king managed to steel himself and forced himself to kiss her lips. It was not as bad as he had feared. Then, taking Kyung-Tak with him, he walked toward the flying ship — a wonder of iron and wood. When he entered, he looked about at the wheels large and smalls, and at the great rudder that steered the ship through the air. Having all understanding of sailing ships, he instinctively knew how to guide the craft. Only this or that he had to learn, and those he readily understood. He worked avidly at managing the gears, steam, and pipes of the ship and tests proved the dirigible safe and Min Ho competent.
Then, Min Ho sat in the pilot’s seat and Kyung-Tak took the navigator’s. Seated in the dirigible, the king looked through the window where he saw Tae-Yung following behind Queen Enyeydi, both of them looking at the craft. Min Ho nodded to them then pushed this button and then that one.
A loud squeaking metallic sound rose up. The sounds of gears, grinding against each other, water rushing through pumps and pipes and a sudden heat enveloping the cabin. Then the thing lifted slowly from the ground, wobbling a bit from side to side. The airship moved slowly eked itself into the skies, maneuvering through, around, and above the turrets of the palace. Watching, Queen Enyeydi almost forgot to breathe. The little ship rose into the sky and disappeared – a gray dirigible into gray mists.Inside the ship, the king marveled at his wife’s imagination. “How wise a wife I have!” he said.

Please visit  other writers of steamfunk at their websites or homepages and check out the kindle version of the Steamfunk! anthology on amazon and other booksites. 


Milton Davis – Milton Davis is owner/publisher of MVmedia, LLC . As an author he specializes in science fiction and fantasy and is the author of Meji Book One, Meji Book Two and Changa’s Safari. Visit him: www.mvmediaatl.com  andwww.wagadu.ning.com .

Ray Dean – Growing up in Hawaii, Ray Dean had the opportunity to enjoy nearly every culture under the sun. The Steamfunk Anthology was an inspiration she couldn't pass up. Ray can be reached at http://www.raydean.net/.

Malon Edwards – Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Malon Edwards now lives in the Greater Toronto Area. Much of his speculative fiction features people of color and is set in his hometown. Malon can be reached at eastofmars.blogspot.com.

Valjeanne Jeffers – is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: http://valjeanne.wordpress.com  and http://qandvaffordableediting.blogspot.com/ .

Rebecca M. Kyle – With a birthday on Friday 13, it's only natural that the author is fascinated with myths, legends, and oddities of all kinds. Ms. Kyle lives with her husband, four cats, and more rocks and books than she cares to count between the Smokies and Cumberland mountains. Visit her at http://bexboox13.blogspot.com/.

Carole McDonnell – is a writer of Christian, supernatural, and ethnic stories. Her writings appear in various anthologies, including So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonialism in Science Fiction, edited by Nalo Hopkinson; Jigsaw Nation; and Life Spices from Seasoned Sistahs: Writings by Mature Women of Color among others. Her reviews appear in print and at various online sites. Her novels are the Christian speculative fiction, Wind Follower, and The Constant Tower. Her Bible study is called: Seeds of Bible Study.   Her website is http://carolemcdonnell.blogspot.com/.

Balogun Ojetade – Author of the bestselling “Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within” (non-fiction), “Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman” (Steamfunk); “Once Upon A Time in Afrika” (Sword and Soul); “Redeemer” (Urban Fantasy) and the film, “A Single Link” and “Rite of Passage”. Finally, he is Co-Author of “Ki-Khanga: The Anthology” and Co-Editor of “Steamfunk!” Visit him: http://chroniclesofharriet.com/.

Hannibal Tabu – is a writer, a storyteller, and by god, a fan. He has written the novels, “The Crown: Ascenscion” and “Faraway” and the upcoming scifi political thriller “Rogue Nation”. He is currently the co-owner and editor-in-chief of Black geek website Komplicated at the Good Men Project, and uses his Operative Network website (www.operative.net) to publish his poetry, market what he's doing, rant at the world and emit strangled cries for help.

Geoffrey Thorne – Geoffrey Thorne has written a lot of stuff in a lot of venues and will be writing more in more. It's his distinct pleasure to take part in another of these groundbreaking anthologies. Thanks for letting me roll with you folks. For more (and God knows why you'd want more) check out http://www.geoffreythorne.com/. 
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