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A Mighty Fortress – An Anthology of Mormon Steampunk Volume 4

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 7, 2020

Hey, more Steampunk! I’ve got a story in the fourth “Mormon Steampunk” anthology, A Mighty Fortress, which releases on February 18th and is available for pre-order now. We’ve got some short video trailers for some of the stories. This one is for my story, “The Tunnel.”

The Tunnel is loosely inspired by a legend circulating around Britain and parts of Europe from the late 1800s (but surviving until at least the middle of the 20th century) about the “Mormons” having build a tunnel from England to Salt Lake City – terminating beneath the Salt Lake Temple. The rumor stated the Mormons were abducting women through the tunnel. My story involves an investigative journalist named Eloise White who makes an effort to investigate this story, as crazy as it sounds, when women in London turn up missing.

I also have a story in the first volume of the series, “All Made of Hinges.”

What is “Mormon Steampunk?” Well, the call for submissions explained, “The story must be in some sense ‘Mormon’ and in some sense ‘Steampunk.’ We’ll try to interpret those categories both broadly. If your story is faith-promoting (Mormonism is ‘true’ in the story), we’ll stop reading it. If it is mean-spirited (Mormons are all idiots), we’ll also stop reading it.” The stories so far have ranged from steampunk retellings of historical events to off-the-wall to epic clockwork-and-steam apocalyptic battles, and everything in-between. Fun stuff!


Filed Under: Short Fiction, steampunk - Comments: 3 Comments to Read

  • Captain Kal said,

    Some completely unrelated news:

    I think there is a problem with your main site at http://rampantgames.com/.

    Thankfully it didn’t affected your blog.

    You may also find the following video interesting:


    It’s about the search for the submarine, “Y1 – L. Katsonis” that sunk north of the island of Skiathos by the German submarine chaser UJ 2101, 14 September 1943. It was found at 253m depth and the wreck was filmed for the very first time.

  • SmilesMalone said,

    Definitely an interesting subgenre to write for. I’ll have to check out the anthology.

    How was the response to the Haunted Yuletide? Be interested in updates on that as well.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    We received a good number of stories that we’re currently reading through right now. I’m excited for that one! 🙂