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About Steven R. Southard
Ever wonder how human history might have been different if certain technologies had been invented earlier? My alternate history fiction explores those possibilities. I put interesting characters in positions where they struggle with advanced technology--a bit like the problems we all face today. Whether it's steampunk, clockpunk, dieselpunk, or fantasy, and whether you prefer alternate history or secret history, you'll find adventure, humor, and occasional romance in my short stories.
Inspired by the works of Jules Verne, I majored in engineering, served in the U.S. submarine force, and worked in a submarine-related field. Now I've turned to writing fiction for readers like you.
Feel free to explore the wonders of my website at www.stevenrsouthard.com
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150 years ago, we dived with him to the bottom of the ocean. Now Captain Nemo and his submarine sensation are back to entertain you again.
Take a wild adventure through sixteen amazing short stories, all inspired by Jules Verne’s enduring classic exploring the murky depths.
What was behind the sightings of the mysterious vessel in Baltimore? What really happened in the aftermath of the Nautilus’ maelstrom misfortune? Will a courageous salvage mission dredge up disturbing secrets?
With every story chosen for its tribute to the extraordinary adventures of the famed French master, you’ll be whisked to 1870, across the globe, and even forward in time and space, as these historic seafaring exploits take unexpected twists and turns. With all sixteen creative tales ranging from alternative endings, freshly hooked monsters, and valiant forays into speculative storytelling, you’ll soon be lost in new worlds that Verne himself would applaud.
Will this daring plunge into perilous waters once again surface modern masterpieces of imagination?
20,000 Leagues Remembered is an astonishing homage to an incredibly robust original masterwork. If you like thought-provoking premises, inventive exploits, and adoring respect for the source material, then you’ll love this whirlpool of wonders.
Buy 20,000 Leagues Remembered to dive deep today!
Spacecrafts hurtling toward alien worlds. Second chances for civilizations. First contact. Rebirth. Non-humans looking for a new life. Opportunities for fresh starts and do-overs far from Earth. These stories and more explore the theme of Re-Launch.
Send your imagination into orbit with 18 science fiction tales from an international roster of authors.
Featuring fiction from Douglas Smith, James Dorr, Kris Austen Radcliffe, Eando Bender, Wendy Nikel, Stewart C. Baker, Meriah Crawford, Gregory L. Norris, Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Jonathan Shipley, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Lawrence Dagstine, CB Droege, Jude-Marie Green, Steven R. Southard, Calie Voorhis, Anthony Cardno, and Andrew Gudgel.
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Send shivers down your spine with 18 horrifying tales from an international roster of authors.
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