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Dreamscapes is a series of 12 short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. Each short story aims to recapture the visual presentation of the dream through different narration styles and points of view. There is no running theme between them, aside from a varying component of fantasy. All will be collected in a print volume due out December 2012.
One Dreamscapes story will be epublished on the 7th of each month of 2012. February's offering is a rich Steampunk setting peopled with eccentric characters. A tale of treasure, mystery and magic, this dream spawned the Chronicles of Terrene world-setting that all began here, with "Black Jack Finnegan".This one is more novella than short story at 185 pages.
In "Black Jack Finnegan" a pair of women are forced to make an emergency evacuation from their failing Aether Ship. They crash-land on the legendary Good Ship Ptarmigan - home to the timeless treasure hunter, Black Jack Finnegan - and so find themselves swept up in a world of mysteries.
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About the Author
Astra Crompton lives in Victoria. She is a queer author, illustrator, comic creator, and hobbyist costumer. Her passions include history, fantasy, books, tea, and story telling in all its many forms.