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NOW AVAILABLE: Tales of New Babbage, Vol 1

I am please to announce that orders are now being accepted for Tales of New Babbage, Volume One! See for details and links.

The Tales project consists of thirty stories between 600 and 7,500 words, all by Babbage authors. Some of the pieces have previously appeared in online form, but none have been in print. Initial funding was provided by Babbage residents and steampunk enthusiasts through a Kickstarter project, and all copy-editing and typesetting was provided by volunteers. Proceeds from the project will be contributed to Clockwinder Tenk to help offset the cost of running the City.

We’re doing an initial print run of 100 units so we can offer them at cost to Babbagers for the holidays: $8.95 each. (Google Checkout will add shipping based on where you live.) That order should arrive the week of December 12, at which point we will turn around and fill any orders we’ve received.

You can also order it directly from Lulu or Amazon beginning December 12 – eReader versions should be available at about the same time. The price, however, will probably be significantly higher. We’ll update this space with details as they become available.

CONTRIBUTORS AND KICKSTARTER PROJECT SUPPORTERS: your copies will be sent out when we receive the first shipment, so please only order extra copies.

Volume One includes pieces from the following contributors: 

A.E. Cleanslate, Abbey Hood, Arconus Arkright, Bela Lubezki, Blackberry Harvey, Ceejay Writer, Dr. Darien Mason, DreddPirate Bob, Elleon Bergamasco, Emerson Lighthouse, Jedburgh Dagger, Jimmy Branagh, Jonathon Spires, Junie Ginsburg, Leo E. Goubeaux, Magdalena Kamenev, Phineas Frakture, Salazar Jack, Sarah Heiner, Scottie Melnik, Serafina Puchkina and Tinus Koskinen.


HUGE thanks to Ceejay Writer and Sheryl Nantus for their die-hard assistance in getting this out, especially Ceejay’s mind-numbingly rigorous copy editing. (The world needs more people who have that skill, no question.)
Happy Christmas, New Babbage!
– AE


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  1. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer December 5, 2011

    It was my distinct pleasure to read/edit these amazing stories, and to consistently blow Cleanslates brain out of his head and against the wall.  Quite satisfying. :)

    Do get a copy! This is a very entertaining book! It represents New Babbage very well. I am so proud of our writers, one and all! 


  2. Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh December 5, 2011


    ((Jimmy goes and stands in front of his mailbox, waiting.))

  3. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna December 5, 2011

    Will have to purchase a copy of this myself… once I get home.

  4. Arconus Arkright Arconus Arkright December 5, 2011

    I love the web site description of New Babbage as “a consensual hallucination”! Well done, Babbage Fiction Press!

  5. THE Dredd Pirate Bob THE Dredd Pirate Bob December 7, 2011


    I am waiting for some coin and then shall be purchasing one. Then, obviously, ripping out most of the ages as those bits will be rubbish.

    Bit ONE bit will be BRILLIANT! That’s the only bit anyone needs if you ask me, the rest is bog roll.

    Well done everyone! Specially Mr Cleanslate and co. Not you Ceejay.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk December 7, 2011

      Yes Bob. I have read it and your story is the best one in there.

      • THE Dredd Pirate Bob THE Dredd Pirate Bob December 7, 2011

        I KNOW! That’s what i was saying!

        Dear hell! You test this famous author so.


          • THE Dredd Pirate Bob THE Dredd Pirate Bob December 8, 2011

            When you get that statue built in honour of me then we’ll talk.


            • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk December 8, 2011

              oiling festival…. statue of bob….

              • Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh December 8, 2011

                How inspiring.  With sunflowers …

  6. Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh January 5, 2012

    Just quick kudos to AE and the team for putting together a very cool thing and a beautiful product.  Extended applause.

  7. Phineas Frakture Phineas Frakture January 5, 2012

    I’ve already finished mine…and have to say that it is the best compilation of steampunk that I have read.  The stories were great, it showed sides of New Babbage that I hadn’t thought about and has brought the city to life more than it already is.  Everyone should be proud of this work, especially AE!  can’t wait for the next volume

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