A few years ago I ventured into the virtual world of Second Life, a free online world where you can wander anywhere and anywhen, taking up different avatars and accessories as you wanted to.
I landed in a steampunk sim called New Babbage – a quaint little town with a few little quirks. Not that I was without my own, becoming Sheryl Skytower, the Clockwork Dragon of New Babbage!
Recently the New Babbage Fiction Press put out their first work – Tales of New Babbage, The Steampunk City – Volume One.
I am happy to say that I helped out by writing some of the introductions to these fine tales – stories by and about the citizens of this virtual steampunk world.
If you’re looking for something different to add to your reading pile may I suggest this wonderful book – available now in print.
And if anyone wants to wander into Second Life – it’s free, VERY easy to learn, and a great way to make friends and visit other worlds from Victorian steampunk to reproductions of famous cities to art galleries to nightclubs and RPG sims.
Just be sure to drop your favorite clockwork dragon a note!