When I first saw the title and subtitle of this book, I knew I had to audition for it. I love speculative fiction and alternate histories. Having been raised in Idaho and as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I knew I would "get" the inside jokes in these stories. And just as I was raised with the background of Mormon beliefs and culture, I was raised on good science fiction - From Star Trek to Jules Verne to Arthur C Clarke. What better marriage of two ideas for me?
"But I'm not Mormon," you may say.
Do you like steampunk? Jules Verne? Short stories with peculiar twists? You'll like this. The stories range from weird to wild to whimsical. In narrating it, I thoroughly enjoyed getting into each of the different authors styles. I hope my narration reflects the different moods & drags you in.
From the publisher:
Twelve authors spin tales of true believers facing impossible odds, risking this life in the hope of gaining something better after. Mormon Battalion soldiers fight an airship, a bounty hunter crosses Porter Rockwell, cultists attempt to reanimate Brigham Young, and missionaries run into Cthulhu. These are just a few of the amazing tales by award winning, bestselling, and premier authors—D. J. Butler, John M. Olsen, Steven L. Peck, Elizabeth Mueller, Scott E. Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Joe Monson, Amanda Hamblin, Christopher McAfee, Jace Killan, John D. Payne, and Lee Allred
Cheerful in the face of dark opposition. Innovative to improve a backward world. Industrial as a cure for oppressive conditions. Unyielding beneath all who seek to bind and control them. Faithful until they conquer the fear of death and rise to great acts of heroism and service. Mormons and Steampunks are two faces of the same coin.
All Made of Hinges is the first installment in the incredible three-part Mormon Steampunk series by Immortal Works Press. If you love these stories, look for more in Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel and Press Forward, Saints..
Immortal works has published 2 more anthologies in this series with another in the works. Though I'm not contracted to produce the audio for them yet, I hope to do the remaining books later in 2019 or early 2020. I'd love to work with any of the authors in this collection again.