Some news. Print copies of Doctor Fantastique Books’s steampunk Shakespeare anthology, ‘The Omnibus of Doctor Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Ionic Pentatetrameter’ are now available for pre-order, here. They will be shipped after 11th May, the official release date. There will also be an e-book version available after that date.
The world of Shakespeare is accustomed to constant reinvention. This time, however, things are taken in a Steampunk direction. These 17 poems and short stories take a Shakespearean sonnet or play and bring into the Steampunk world.
If you weren’t already aware, one of the 17 stories is mine! Entitled ‘Richard, Dismantled’, it riffs off Shakespeare’s marvellous ‘Richard II’, using a steampunk twist in order to emphasise and explore the play’s concerns with kingship, divine right, and identity.
Payment for the anthology is currently Paypal only, but if this doesn’t suit you then an alternative payment system will be available in the near future.
Finally, here is the wonderful cover! Isn’t it awesome?