Dang! X is a tough letter to use in the challenge. So I decided to show you cool pics of a steampunked version of Professor X and his incredible wheelchair.
|This is a REAL working wheelchair|
|Look at that detail!|
|The elegance of Victorian, and the steampunk chimney|
|Steampunk Professor X himself|
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My WIP is Dragonfly Warrior, the first book in the Mechanica Wars series. My deadline is next week to get my final draft to my publisher, and if all goes well, publication will be July 30th.
It's a steampunk novel (duh!), set in an alternative world. My main character is Zen (short for Zenjiro Kanze), and he's traveled from far away to a strange and terrifying new world. He's hitched a ride with a Nabeho-native pilot, named Enapay, on his airship, and they find themselves in the middle of a war.
Here's page 77, and the first 7 lines:
As the Dragonfly descended, the raiders' shots harmlessly cut through the air around them. Zen saw other bodies scattered on the ground thirty feet below, concluding that they were fallen Nabeho guards from the raiders' attack. The bullets were getting closer to finding their marks, and Zen could wait no longer. After removing his long coat, he found his revolver and climbed to the edge of the airship's starboard.
“What the hell are you doing? We're still too high.” Enapay kept one hand on the steering wheel, but tried to grab Zen with the other.
Zen crouched low, keeping his balance with his grip on a rope.