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YELLOW FAÇADE by Christer Van


Yellow Façade by Christer Van is a steamfunk mash-up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, The Yellow Face.

Yes, steamfunk, not steampunk. If you want to know the difference there’s a great essay inside called Steamfunk Cha Cha Cha. Essentially steamfunk tells a story from the point of view of a person of colour, so as well as the traditional Watson narrative we are introduced to the adventures of a black lawyer during the years of the underground railroad in America’s deep south. Think Sherlock Holmes meets Django Unchained.

Besides Yellow Façade, a back-up story involving Professor Moriarty will appear (Christer is fiendishly struggling to complete this), along with the aforementioned steamfunk essay, another of those fiendish crosswords and the latest instalment of The Baker Street Broadcast.

No cover yet, but the art will be by Darrel Bevan.

Posted by Fringeworks in Fringeworks News on Tuesday, August 4th 2015 at 7:17 PM
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Alice Underground

Alice’s Adventures in London, Underground will be a series of historical young adult stories set in the London circa 1858. The premise of the series is ‘the adventures of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Henry Mayhew’s London Underworld, with a hint of Oliver Twist thrown in for good measure.

In 1858, Charles Dodgson took a photograph of 6-year old Alice Liddell as a beggar girl. This story assumes that the picture was taken shortly after Alice returned home after getting lost on a family trip into London, and that Dodgson, a friend of her family, had been the man that found her.

As the title suggests, each book in the series will be a historical re-imagining inspired by a chapter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Each of these stories will continue the adventures of Alice Liddell, but will be written by a different author, drawing on Henry Mayhew’s works, London Underworld and London Labour and the London Poor as primary sources of inspiration.

The series will be edited by Colin Fisher, and authors lined up include L F Robertson and Christer Van.

Posted by Fringeworks in Fringeworks News on Tuesday, December 25th 2012 at 11:50 PM
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