MICHAEL D. BURNSIDE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael is the creator of the role playing games Space Conspiracy and World War Two Role Play. His fiction writing includes steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His stories have been featured in several anthologies including Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant, Fossil Lake II: The Refossiling, and Life after Ashes. His short stories have also been featured in magazines such as Devolution Z, Outposts of Beyond, and Gathering Storm Magazine. Michael lives in Dayton, Ohio with lots and lots of cats.
Is anybody else out there? Are they friendly or hostile? Will we find them or have they already found us? These are the questions we have all pondered as we gaze into the endless expanse of the night sky. Sixteen established and up-coming authors explore these questions and more in this collection of science fiction. Let’s venture together into the unknown as we search for FIRST CONTACT.
Michael Burnside's short story, "Harvest", is featured in this new science fiction anthology.
THE CLOCKWORK QUEEN
Michael's first novella, "The Clockwork Queen" is now available for sale at the Infinite Realms online bookstore.
The Clockwork Queen is a young adult steampunk tale about Sam Noel, a bright teenager who’s world is filled with amazing contraptions such as massive airships that soar over the city, but all of the greatest technological wonders are over a century old. It's as if all technological advancement suddenly stopped.
Everything Sam knows is called into question when he stumbles across an ancient mechanical queen.
"YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION. YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT WITH A CLUB."