The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a wholly new kind of episode where we combined readers and images to tell a fictional story – is now on the web.
Recently we travelled to New Babbage to look at the literary output associated with the famous steampunk city. In this episode we focus on one of those stories – Never Cry Dunsany, by Emerson Lighthouse (and others) – told by a combination of New Babbagers, and Elrik and Saffia. It’s a scary tale … one that was hinted at in last week’s show!
The story was adapted especially for television by Emerson, with assistance from the cast and it is accompanied by photographs captured by cast members. The sections of the story are read by Garnet Psaltery, Emerson Lighthouse, Bookworm Heinrichs, Victor Mornington, Saffia Widdershins, Elrik Merlin and Mavromichali Szondi.
For more information about stories and novels related to New Babbage, see below:
Phineas Frakture was an avatar in New Babbage before jumping off to his own adventures!
The Adventures of Phineas Frakture
The Adventures of Phineas Frakture: Steam Wars
Steam & Sorcery: a Transdimensional Adventure
This steampunk western was written by a little clockwork dragon at the CocoaJava Cafe in New Babbage. The book’s dedication page thanks the city of New Babbage.
Wild Cards and Iron Horses
Lori Alden Holuta
Books inspired by city of New Babbage while the author’s avatar resided there. The Brassbright concept came to life through a character bio that got well out of hand.
The Flight To Brassbright
The Steamkettle Kids Save The Day
Captive Sky, Truant Heart is based on a New Babbage avatar named Sky. The publisher, Penny Gaff Publishing LLC, maintains a virtual publishing house in New Babbage.
Captive Sky, Truant Heart (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 1)
Day of the Dragons: The Girl in the Corner… (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 2)
Emerson Lighthouse, a New Babbage avatar, appears in the story. The publisher, Penny Gaff Publishing LLC, maintains a virtual publishing house in New Babbage.
A Drop of the Venom: Leviathan’s Bane (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 3)
Author’s avatar of a clockwork teddy bear features in one story, set in New Babbage. Other stories are also set in the city.
Runs Like Clockwork
Various Authors with New Babbage Avatars
Tales of New Babbage: The Steampunk City Volumes 1 – 3
Collections of former Flash Fiction contests: Dialogues Volumes 1-5, free in the R.F. Burton Library in New Babbage. Look to the left just as you enter the library.