Steven R. Southard

Biography

Growing up in the Midwest, Steven R. Southard always found the distant oceans exotic and tantalizing. He served aboard submarines and now works as a civilian naval engineer. In his stories, he takes readers on journeys of discovery in many seas and various vessels. Steve has written in the historical, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and steampunk genres. Come aboard at http://sites.google.com/site/stevenrsouthard/ and voyage with his intriguing characters in tales of aquatic adventure.

Books

The Cometeers
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 11. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A comet threatens Earth . . . in 1897. Of the six men launched by cannon to deflect it, one is a saboteur. It’s steampunk Armageddon!
To Be First/Wheels of Heaven
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Twin tales of legend and fact—Ottoman space voyagers from an alternate universe, and the truth about an ancient Greek cosmic prediction machine.
Rallying Cry/Last Vessel of Atlantis
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
From a secret and amazing World War I regiment to a lone Atlantean ship facing a world of savagery—two stories of high adventure.
A Tale More True
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
History’s greatest liar, a colossal clockwork spring, a fantastic trip to the Moon . . . in 1769. Read it, but don’t expect truth.
The Six Hundred Dollar Man
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Sonny Houston, cowpoke. A man barely alive. “I can rebuild him, make him the first steam-powered man. A darn sight better than before.”
A Steampunk Carol
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Ah, Christmas Eve in Victorian London, with softly falling snow, and a hologram, and a talking ghost, and . . . well, it’s A Steampunk Carol.
Against All Gods
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Two mortal lovers in ancient Athens have angered jealous gods. Separated by a voyage of wonder, their love is pitted...against all gods.
Leonardo's Lion
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In 1515, Leonardo da Vinci built a mechanical lion to entertain the King of France. The fate of that strange clockwork creation, and its real purpose, have remained unknown...until now.
Alexander's Odyssey
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
If the legends are true, Alexander the Great descended under water in a glass-windowed barrel. But how would the sea-god Poseidon react to that?
Within Victorian Mists
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
If the fog of time had lifted a bit differently on the 19th century, and you could mix a haughty Englishman tinkerer, a plucky American steam engine repair-woman, laser holograms, giant dirigibles, and ornithopters, you might just get one madcap steampunk romance. Strap on your brass-rimmed goggles to see what happens . . . Within Victorian Mists.
The Wind-Sphere Ship
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Heron of Alexandria, in the 1st Century A.D., invented a primitive steam engine he called an aeolipile, or “wind-sphere.” Persuaded by his friend Praxiteles, he used this engine to propel a ship. If his steam-ship could beat a man-rowed galley in a race, could Heron bring about the Industrial Revolution 1700 years early?

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