March 12, 2013

The Rise & Fall of the Swell Mob of the 7 Dials by J.E.F. RoseDeep in the bastion of Wellus House, the international manufacturer of gunpowder ammunition and weapons of mass destruction, lies the Babbage computer, projecting a new business opportunity occurring in the USA between 1860 and 1865. A Civil War will erupt resulting in a projection of 3 million users of weapons and 3 million casualties of weapons. This will result in huge profits for Wellus House if they can develop their latest prototype weapon in time. The Wellus House Prototype Ray Gun causing death in 5 minutes! Death by spontaneous combustion! Can the infamous Victorian master thief Bill Sikes exploit the resources of Fagin, the Godfather of the Swell Mobs of the 7 Dials, to break into the bastion of the Morlocks before his illicit love affair with Ms. Maylie is discovered by murderously jealous Nancy?

Imagine if Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist as a steampunk novel…