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Beneath Ceaseless Skies #206

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Issue #206 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies online magazine, featuring stories by Claude Lalumière and Jeremy Sim.
Kindle Edition, 33 pages
Published August 8th 2016 by _Beneath Ceaseless Skies_ Online Magazine
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Richard Leis
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
The stories in issue #206 are about long, painful journeys, but one leads home and the other does not.

"The Patchwork Procedure" by Claude Lalumière is a science fiction element in an alternate history story that also features airships, steam-powered technologies, geopolitics, told primarily in exposition. One reason why all the exposition works so well in this story is because of the story's structure: it's separated into titled parts like chapters, or better yet, like headings for sections in a
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Maggie Gordon
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Funnily enough, a friend and I were talking about the possibilities of a steampunk story set in Quebec not that long ago. Admittedly, we were thinking more lumberjacks than assassins and alternative histories, but Beneath Ceaseless Skies still scratched that odd little reading itch for me. Set in a world where politics went completely differently than our own, it's an odd little romp through a geopolitical landscape that I quite enjoyed with a protagonist constantly finding out that the world he ...more
Peter
'The Patchwork Procedure' by Claude Lalumière is a steampunk spy story in an alternate historical USA. Somewhat predictable, but a satisfying ending.

I like the low key world building in Jeremy Sim's 'What Pada-Sara Means to the Elephant', but the story was lacking much tension.
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