Keith Dumble - Edinburgh-based author

One Night on Tower Bridge



A steampunk short story. One Night on Tower Bridge I hated summer, back then. London was tolerable in winter, when the thick smog was almost welcome, wrapping the streets in a blanket of warmth. But summer, when it was furnace-hot; …

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A blast into the past – 5 reasons why Steampunk matters

Of all the myriad types of genre fiction, my favourite is undoubtedly steampunk. It’s a genre which seems to be experiencing a bit of a renaissance at the moment, with gears, cogs and goggles popping up in popular culture again …

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Sparks



A steampunk short story. Sparks Her skin was flawless. Smooth and pale, with only a faint sheen which betrayed her origins. The manufacturers were getting more skilled by the day. I examined her more closely. She was powered down, standing …

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My indie author journey begins

I published Heart of the Empire, Episode 1 of Lady Jessica: Monster Hunter at the weekend. Apart from a few short stories, this is my first real foray into the world of indie publishing, and a pretty exciting step for …

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Black Diamonds – Assemble!

I have been scouring stock photo sites and using liberal sprinklings of Photoshop to bring my fictional steampunk characters to life (and for use in forthcoming book covers) Here are the first two: Lady Jessica McAlpin, my series’ heroine; and …

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