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Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom
written & illustrated by Bradley W. Schenck
Coming in 2017 from Tor Books

The Lair of the Clockwork Book


by Bradley W. Schenck

The Clockwork Book of Retropolis sits in its lair below the city and contains answers. It accumulates stories.

Everything that the Book learns becomes part of the Book. And the Book grows by trading the stories it knows – to anybody who asks. Anybody. If that doesn’t worry you, you’re probably one of those people that natural selection hasn’t noticed yet.

Over the many years since the Clockwork Book collected its first story people have gradually learned to avoid the Book despite the fact that, in general, people really want to know things. And there must be a reason why they avoid the Book.

There’s a way to find out for certain, of course: you just have to bring something to trade.


The Lair of the Clockwork Book, with its 129 full color illustrations, began its life as a serial which ran from February of 2011 to April of 2012 at the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site. It’s now available in this handsome print edition.

Publication Date:
2012-04-02
ISBN/EAN13:
1475066600 / 9781475066609
Page Count:
134
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Color:
Full Color
Available in print from Amazon, or directly from the author through CreateSpace.Amazon’s awfully convenient; but be aware that the author will be paid more if you purchase the book through CreateSpace.

Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves


by Bradley W. Schenck

Thrill to the adventures of the Future That Never Was in this interactive, full color illustrated tale of the retro future: it’s the story of a rocket pilot, a civil servant, and the most malevolent kitchen appliance ever to stalk the lands of Retropolis – the Toaster With TWO BRAINS!

The story’s set in the kind of future we expected back in the 1930’s – those days when we were really *good* at expecting the future – where everyone has their own rocket; where faithful robots walk the streets and skyways; where scientists, whose sanity is not completely verified, labor and tinker and invent till the cows come home. It’s the world of sleek monorails and modern conveniences… but all may not be well, we fear, in this land of yesterday’s tomorrows. A mysterious doctor from a distant land has… other plans.

With full color illustrations on every page, you’ll be able to choose which character to follow and what they’ll do in this book – which is Part One of the Thrilling and Downright Unusual tale of… The Toaster With TWO BRAINS!

Publication Date:
2010-04-13
ISBN/EAN13:
145157987X / 9781451579871
Page Count:
128
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Color:
Full Color
Available in print from Amazon, or directly from the author through CreateSpace.Amazon’s awfully convenient; but be aware that the author will be paid more if you purchase the book through CreateSpace.

Celtic Knotwork Borders in Repeating Sections


by Bradley W. Schenck

Celtic Knotwork Borders in Repeating Sections is a collection of original Celtic knotwork border designs presented in a way that’s meant to allow artists the freedom to create knotwork borders in virtually any size, and practically any shape, that they want.

The book uses a modular system in which a border design is reduced to either two or five straight sections, plus a variety of arc sections with different numbers of repeats around a full circle.

These sections are meant to be rotated as needed to form square, rectangular, or circular borders for your use.

The book’s approach is based on the author’s experience of more than 25 years. It’s intended to teach you to think about repeating patterns in a way that’ll improve your own work – the idea is that the mechanical task of laying out a border should be streamlined, leaving you free to concentrate on the much more creative work of painting, carving, or dyeing it.

Publication Date:
2012-05-08
ISBN/EAN13:
1475299303 / 9781475299304
Page Count:
104
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Color:
Black and White
Available in print from Amazon, or directly from the author through CreateSpace. Amazon’s awfully convenient; but be aware that the author will be paid more if you purchase the book through CreateSpace.


Devil or Angel & Other Stories


by Matthew Hughes
with a cover by Bradley W. Schenck

From the award-winning author of Majestrum, Template, and The Other, this collection of short stories ranges from the thoughtful to the whimsical. Most of them appeared first in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Asimov’s. Others were written for bespoke anthologies, including Songs of the Dying Earth, Old Mars, and Welcome to the Greenhouse; one is published here for the first time.

If you like vivid adventure science fiction and fantasy, of the sort written by Jack Vance, Poul Anderson, and Roger Zelazny, you’ll like Matthew Hughes too.

– Gardner Dozois

Matthew Hughes writes contemporary science fiction and fantasy with a classic sensibility–driven by adventure and thrills, and chock full of sense of wonder.

– John Joseph Adams

Publication Date:
Jul 30 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1927880068 / 9781927880067
Page Count:
264
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Color:
Black and White
Available in print from Amazon, or directly from the author through CreateSpace.Amazon’s awfully convenient; but be aware that the author will be paid more if you purchase the book through CreateSpace.

Vika’s Avenger


by Lawrence Watt-Evans
with illustrations by Bradley W. Schenck

Twelve thousand years in the future, on a planet far, far away, a country boy named Tulzik Ambroz tracks the man who killed his sister Vika, following him across the poisonous crater that is all that remains of the planet’s starport, into the great city of Ragbaan.

Ragbaan – site of the planet’s original settlement, heart of a civilization that has repeatedly risen to astonishing heights of power and technological prowess, only to fall, every time, back into barbarism. How can Tulzik find his quarry in an anarchic city of three million souls, where the technology of the ancients is considered magic?

With interior illustrations by Bradley W. Schenck.

Publication Date:
2013-10-08
ISBN/EAN13:
1619910063 / 9781619910065
Page Count:
244
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Color:
Black and White
Available in print from Amazon, or directly from the author through CreateSpace.Amazon’s awfully convenient; but be aware that the author will be paid more if you purchase the book through CreateSpace.
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