Tom Derringer and
the Aluminum Airship
by Lawrence Watt-EvansA novel of old-fashioned adventure by acclaimed fantasy author (and Misenchanted Press owner) Lawrence Watt-Evans.
When he was eight years old, Tom Derringer discovered his father's journal and learned that the late Jack Derringer was a professional adventurer. For the next eight years Tom studied and trained to follow in his father's footsteps.
Then in 1882, when a mysterious flying object appeared in the Arizona sky, Tom set out after it -- and he and his plucky companion Betsy Vanderhart found themselves pursuing a would-be conqueror through the skies and jungles of Mexico...
"...a nigh-perfect recapturing of the spirit of pulp and, really, pre-pulp adventure fiction."
(Read complete review here.)
I had set out to write a "young adult" steampunk adventure, but my childhood love of 19th century adventure novels got the better of me, and it turned out not so much punk as pulp. I like it even better that way, but publishers didn't, so it's here at Misenchanted Press.
The trade paperback edition is $12.95.
The Kindle edition is $3.99.
The Nook and Smashwords edition are also $3.99.
A rack-sized paperback is available for $9.95, only from Lulu.
The trade paperback edition is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and I believe it can be special ordered by traditional outlets -- the ISBN is 978-1619910096.