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The World's Fair Bundle: A Strange Happenings Short Story Collection

The World's Fair Bundle: A Strange Happenings Short Story Collection

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This special collection includes the first five short stories from Strange Happenings, a gaslamp fantasy serial set in an alternate timeline, where science and the unknown mix. Much like a penny dreadful, each story is meant to be enjoyed in a single sitting.

These first five stories are included in the bundle:

  • Something Happened on the Way to the World's Fair
  • The Blood is Life
  • The Living Metal Man
  • The Assistant
  • The Resurrection Experiment

Something Happened on the Way to the World's Fair

The year is 1893. Rosie Weston, fireman, is working on an overnight passenger train to the World's Fair. Her routine shift has turned into a nightmare, beginning with a peculiar trunk in the baggage car. Worse, a passenger has gone missing. Can Rosie discover the truth behind the cargo before more passengers go missing?

The Blood is Life

Rosie and her new companion have made it to the World's Fair, but their luck is running out. Low on funds, morale, and time, they're desperate for help.  Attending the exposition was once Rosie's dream, but a tragic incident threatens everything she knows. Faced with an impossible choice, she's in the fight of her life.

The Living Metal Man

The 1893 World's Fair isn't everything it appears to be. Parts of it are still under construction, but Rosie Weston doesn't mind. For the first time in days, no one is trying to kill her. She is finally enjoying the exposition, but when she learns the truth behind the Living Metal Man exhibit, she feels compelled to act. Can Rosie protect the inventor's secret before Edison's men find out?

The Assistant 

Time is running out for Constance. Soon, she will age out of the orphanage where she has lived since infancy. When an encounter with Dr. Prendergast gives her the opportunity to not only have a home, but a purpose, Constance eagerly agrees to become her assistant. Over time, Constance learns there's a dark undercurrent to the doctor's benevolence.

Set twenty-two years before the events of Something Happened on the Way to the World's FairThe Assistant offers a haunting glimpse into Dr. Prendergast's past.

The Resurrection Experiment

It has been nearly four months since Rosie and Lucille helped Dr. Evelyn Mendel and the Living Metal Man escape the clutches of Edison's men. Finding themselves unexpectedly furloughed as tensions mount over labor disputes at the railroad company, our heroines return to the World's Fair. The International Electrical Congress is in session, and Rosie hopes to see Nikola Tesla at his demonstration. Unfortunately, outside forces are closing in, threatening to separate Lucille and Rosie forever.

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File Last Updated:
May 10, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on January 05, 2021.
Kelsey Josephson