Michael Coorlim

Biography

Michael Coorlim is a postmodern psychopomp, heroic wordsmith, freelance shaman, Taoscordian Monk, and master of rowdy bliss.

He writes fast-paced stories about authentic people in fantastic situations, plots with a twist of the surreal, set in worlds just a half-step from our own. They include the Galvanic Century steampunk series, and Grief, a collection of apocalyptic psychological drama. He dabbles in screenwriting, loves indie video games, and can be a bit of a foodie. Chicago's a good city for it.

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Where to find Michael Coorlim online


Where to buy in print


Books

Last Words: A Story of Apocalyptic Loss
By Michael Coorlim
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
Brandon's father has to have a talk with his son, both the most important and the last chat they'll ever have. How can a man give his boy the worst news possible? Can a 5th-grader cope with loss on an unimaginable scale? Last Words is a very dark and very short story, perfect for a single sitting or a long commute.
Dreams of the Damned
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,400. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
Detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright’s latest case will take them to the boundaries of Edwardian psychiatry and beyond. There’s been a murder in the Bedford Mental Hospital, and the patients have taken over to ensure that justice is done.
Grief: Five Stories of Apocalyptic Loss
By Michael Coorlim
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
The world is ending, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. How do people cope with loss on an unimaginable scale? How does humanity stand its last hours? With the values we've developed over our reign on this Earth, or with the terrible freedom that comes with knowing that there won't be any consequences for our actions?
And They Called Her Spider (Steampunk Mystery)
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: Free! Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In their debut adventure, London is in the grip of an unstoppable assassin known only as the Spider, and consulting detectives James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby have been commissioned to catch her. Can the surly inventor and savvy gentleman track her down and stop her string of murders, or will Queen Victoria be her next victim?
March of the Cogsmen (Galvanic Century 8)
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,730. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
It's been a rough year for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske -- airship battles above London, doomed expeditions in the jungles of Mexico, and even a kidnapping in Istanbul -- and now her bridegroom Alton Bartleby has shown up drunk to their wedding. Yes, it's a marriage of convenience and not one of love, and everyone knows it, but when an old foe decides to strike, things go from bad to worse.
Steampunk Omnibus
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 141,820. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
The Steampunk Omnibus is a collection of the best-selling titles from the Collected Bartleby and James Adventures and the Gentlewoman's Chronicles anthologies of steampunk mystery and thriller fiction. Includes And They Called Her Spider, Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande, On the Trail of the Scissorman, A Matter of Spirit, Sky Pirates Over London, The Tower of Babbage, and Fine Young Turks.
A Gentlewoman's Chronicles (Galvanic Century 5-7)
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,130. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series set in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. This collection of three novelletes takes Aldora Fiske all the way from London, to the jungles of Mexico, to the Ottoman Empire. This collection includes Sky Pirates Over London, The Tower of Babbage, and Fine Young Turks.
Fine Young Turks: Chronicles of a Gentlewoman 3
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
Her loveless wedding of convenience approaching, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske is among the influential Europeans to accept a handsome nobleman's invitation to show off the Ottoman Empire and its secularist reforms. After she alone escapes the devious plot to kidnap the foreign guests, she's confronted with an Empire where women are given all the rights of men, and a man who treats her like an equal.
The Tower of Babbage: Chronicles of a Gentlewoman 2
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A motion-picture crew has gone missing in the mysterious jungles of Southern Mexico while filming ancient Mayan ruins. Desperate to learn the fate of an old friend, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske sponsors an expedition into the heart of the rainforest. Little does she realize that the filmmakers were not the only ones interested in the clockwork secrets that Charles Babbage left behind.
Sky Pirates Over London: Chronicles of a Gentlewoman 1
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
London has been besieged by strange powerful airships targeting the city's shipping. The poor starve and the rich must ration their luxuries, while the blockaders have made no demands. Parliament and the Home Office have done nothing to rectify the situation, and though it's hardly proper, sometimes a gentlewoman must act while the men debate. A 10000 word steampunk novelette.
The Collected Bartleby and James Adventures
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,970. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Bartleby and James Adventures steampunk mystery series follows the cases of consulting detectives Anton Bartleby and James Wainwright through an alternate Victorian history. As the world edges inexorably towards a World War that few can even begin to anticipate, brave men and women must contend with airship pirates, clockwork assassins, galvanic monsters, and anarchist madmen.
A Matter of Spirit: A Bartleby and James Adventure
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
Inventive genius James Wainwright has been retained to advocate for Bryce, an old friend, a con-man accused of kidnapping his partner, who maintains that she was spirited away by the shades of the dead. James has little use for the fancies of spiritualism, but can he put his prejudices aside and clear Bryce's name, or will his old friend go to the gallows?
On The Trail of the Scissorman: A Bartleby and James Adventure
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
Consulting detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright have been hired to stop the Scissorman, a nightmarish serial killer. Can they track him down despite obstruction from Scotland Yard, or will the vicious killer turn more of London's children into orphans?
Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande: A Bartleby and James Adventure
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
Brilliant but socially-awkward inventor and engineer James Wainwright has been accused of murder most foul, and only his savvy partner Alton Bartleby can clear his name. The clock is ticking, though, as the true murderer's sabotage threatens to crash the world's largest airship into the teaming streets of London below.

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