Aeroparts Factory

Rated 3.83/5 based on 6 reviews
A short steampunk novel about the happenings around a factory where parts for airships are made...
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About Paul Kater

Paul Kater was born in the Netherlands in 1960. He quickly developed a feel for languages but did not pursue a career in those as his native language, Dutch, did not offer many options in that time.

Since 2003 he's been writing seriously, first posting his scribblings to an amateur writers mailinglist, and then publishing shorter and longer stories on the internet. Paul currently lives in Cuijk (the Netherlands), with his two cats, his books and the many characters he's developed in the past years, who claim he is a figment of their imagination.

Paul mainly writes Fantasy and Science Fiction/Steampunk but also tries his luck in other genres.

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Jon Olson reviewed on July 22, 2012

This story was a thoroughly enjoyable read. My only complaint was that the story was a little short. I love big, clunky robots and I was easily able to picture the humans and automatons working in that setting. This author has easily become one of my favourites and I look forward to more of his work.
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Christoph Micklon reviewed on July 18, 2012

I want more short stories like this, perhaps a bit longer, but being able to successfully pull off believable characters within such a short read is a sign of an accomplished writer.

I know I like a book when immediately after finishing it I want to know what is the next book. I have read both Paul's steam-punk and fantasy books and he has the flexibility for multiple genre. He has won me over as a lifetime reader.
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Jim Browning reviewed on May 24, 2012

What is it about mechanoids that brings out the sinister?

At first I was a little confused by the combination of English and American terms and slang in this one, then I saw that the author is Dutch and became more forgiving. The use of English language needs more practice and especially the proper use of commas needs work.

However, the ideas of the story are expressed adequately and hold attention as the reader is drawn into a mystery. The story holds up to the end fairly well. I'm always happy when I can't guess exactly how a mystery will end, so was not disappointed. The only real gaping mistake was the assumption that customers in a tavern would not have paid first, maybe that isn't how things are done in the Netherlands.

All things considered, I think this author has a good imagination and could be worth watching to see how he develops.
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Jeff Oaster reviewed on April 13, 2012

A fun, short story that was easy to read an enjoyable. A little bit of a working-class steampunk mystery story might be the best way to describe it. I'll be sure to check our more of his offerings
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Amanda Fisher reviewed on Jan. 26, 2012

Not a long story, but it was well-written and enjoyable.
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Ernest Winchester reviewed on Dec. 17, 2010

Interesting that this story of an Aeroparts Factory should come on the anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight. Well written story depicting greed and skullduggery in an unlikely age.
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