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Patently Absurd


Patently Absurd
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In the city of Retropolis – which is where the future went, when we got something else – all science is Mad. As a result, scientific laboratories are confined to the Experimental Research District.

The District is the only neighborhood in Retropolis where scientists are allowed to invent, and to experiment, and to find out what happens when you cross a Great White Shark with a lawnmower, and then add a rocket pack. If you’re not a scientist you’d rather not visit the District, believe me.

There’s always the danger that something really awful might happen in the District: something so awful that it could escape to the city outside. That’s why the Retropolis Registry of Patents keeps an eye on what the inventors in the District are doing.

It’s a living.

At the Registry you might meet Ben Bowman, a patent investigator who’s smart in at least one or two of the ways that are important, and his friend Violet, the robot secretary. Violet is convinced that she ought to be an investigator herself.

She’s not wrong. But she’s had a terrible time convincing one Patent Registrar after another that they ought to promote her; and, strangely, the Registrars never seem to last very long once they disagree.

Five of these stories ran as serials at the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site. The final Registry of Patents story is The Enigma of the Unseen Doctor. That one wraps up the series and it’s quite a bit longer than the others. It appears in Patently Absurd for the first time.

As a 6×9″ trade paperback the book runs to about 250 pages with forty-four illustrations.

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The Lair of the Clockwork Book


The Lair of the Clockwork Book
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The Clockwork Book’s lair lies far beneath the city of Retropolis, in the world of the Future That Never Was. As far as anybody knows, it’s always been there – slowly collecting the stories, the ideas, and the secrets of its visitors, and then sharing them with those who come after.

If you were to visit the Book yourself, you might realize that in its own retro-futuristic world the Book serves the purpose of a social network – a mechanical social network. With that in mind, you could hardly be surprised at the misadventures its clients seem to have.

And what is the Book, really, and who constructed it, and why? That’s one of the few stories that the Book is not allowed to tell.

On the other hand… the Book has learned how to bend the rules.

The Lair of the Clockwork Book, with over 120 illustrations, began its life as a serial that ran from February of 2011 to April of 2012 at the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site. It’s now available in this handsome, greyscale eBook edition for just $2.99.

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IN BOOKSTORES, TOO

We had this plan to take control of the brains of bookstore buyers... but that turned out to be more difficult than expected. So it’s possible that your local store may not have these books in stock.

You know what, though? If they don’t have them yet they’d be happy to special order the books for you.

While you’re there, try to convince them that the tinfoil hats don’t really work. If they'd just take those things off our books could be everyplace.


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