I was extremely honoured to be one of a group of authors invited to contribute to Irregularity, a collaboration between the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the award winning publisher Jurassic London. Authors were invited to write speculative pieces reimagining chapters in the lives of enlightened men and women from the Age of Reason.
Irregularity contains new stories from Nick Harkaway, Claire North, Adam Roberts, E. J. Swift, Tiffani Angus, Rose Biggin, Kim Curran, Richard de Nooy, Archie Black, Simon Guerrier, Roger Luckhurst, Henrietta Rose-Innes, James Smythe, Adam Roberts ... and me. It's available as a paperback, an ebook, and a limited edition of 100 hardcovers (sold exclusively through the National Maritime Museum.) The anthology is published to coincide with two exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum taking place in 2014: a major exhibition on the story of the quest for longitude at sea, and a steampunk show at the Royal Observatory.
Though I've yet to work my way through the whole collection, I've very much enjoyed the stories I've read so far, particularly E.J. Swift's The Spiders of Stockholm, and James Smythe's The Last Escapement.
I'll probably write more about it when I've finished reading, but for more info on this absorbing and stunningly packaged anthology, see the Jurassic website.