Esprit de Corpse


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.51 inches | 0.73 pounds

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About the Author

Ef Deal is a new voice in the genre of speculative steampunk with her debut novel, Esprit de Corpse, but she is not new to publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in various magazines and ezines over the years. Her short story "Czesko," published in the March 2006 F&SF, was given honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, which gave both her and Gardner great delight. They laughed and laughed and sipped Scotch (not cognac, alas) over the last line.Despite her preoccupation with old-school drum and bugle corps playing, composing, arranging, and teaching Ef Deal can usually be found at the keyboard of her computer rather than her piano. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Abyss & Apex magazine and edits videos for the YouTube channel Strong Women Strange Worlds Quick Reads.Esprit de Corpse from eSpec Books is the first of a series featuring the brilliant 19th-century sisters, the Twins of Bellesfées Jacqueline and Angélique. Hard science blends with the paranormal as they challenge the supernatural invasion of France in 1843.When she's not lost in her imagination, Ef Deal can be found in historic Haddonfield, NJ, in a once-haunted Victorian with her husband and two chows. She is an associate member of SFWA and an affiliate member of HWA.


"Steampunk, werewolves, spirits, and romance. All the ingredients a reader needs for a fast-paced, action-packed adventure." -Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Navigating the Stars"A wild, steampunky adventure with laugh-out-loud moments and a perfect set of heroines. Hold on and enjoy the ride!" -Gregory Frost, author of Rhymer and Shadowbridge"A rollicking steampunky romp through post-Revolution France. Most delectable!" -Tiffany Trent, author of The Unnaturalists"A meticulously-built world awaits readers in this delightful steampunk mystery." -A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling and Hooked"A truly delicious story. Deal confidently establishes her world and characters with small historical details and revealing turns of phrase, and leads you through the story's twists to a satisfying end. *Chef's kiss!*" -Miriam Seidel, author of The Speed of Clouds."A fun steampunk adventure that fans of Indiana Jones are sure to love." -John L. French, award-winning author of Chessie At Bay