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So … I haven’t gotten any writing done this weekend, but I have an excellent excuse. See, for awhile now I’ve been talking about throwing a website up for the alternate-history universe in which my upcoming book Boneshaker is set. This universe also holds a novelette that’s up for free and immediate reading over on Subterranean Press’s website, as well as an upcoming novella through that same publisher (Clementine) and the upcoming novel upon which I ought to be writing right now (Dreadnought).

Since these stories cover three separate fiction forms and two different publishers, I thought that a website dedicated to their world setting would be a useful, unifying device to give curious readers a chance to poke around and try out the idea, just to see if they like it. And then, through a convoluted series of events that do not warrant a dry retelling, it turned out that I might very well need such a site for reference purposes within oh, say … real soon.

Therefore, with some help from the hubs, I got down to business and up to no good. It took a couple of days, some blood sweat and tears, and a whole lot of jaw-clenching, but now it’s live and fully operational — just like something that isn’t a moon. So it is with great nervousness but significant pride that I present to you all:

TheClockworkCentury.com

Please, if you have a minute (and if you are so inclined), feel free to click that link and go poking around the site you find on the other side of it — and then by all means click whatever other links you find. Flip through the tabs. Do a little reading. Tell me if there’s anything else you’d like to see included on the site, and let me know if anything isn’t working.

And if you could find it in your heart to link the site, or add it to your bookmarks, I will love you forever. The Clockwork Century will be updated periodically with artwork from the series, including maps and future book covers, publication and release information, progress on upcoming projects, and anything else even marginally pertinent to the universe. I hope it gets a little love, and maybe inspires a little pre-ordering (though right now, Boneshaker is the only thing available in that capacity).

Anyway, thanks for your time and thanks for reading, and I hope that every single one of you has a most excellent evening. I’ll see you online again tomorrow morning.

[Crossposted to/from my website. If you'd like to comment, you can do so either here or there.]

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kalimeg
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Excellent web site! I am definitely in line for the books as they come out.
cmpriest
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm pretty psyched about the whole thing, myself :)
livia_llewellyn
Jul. 13th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Ha ha - in my Tacoma Steampunk novels, I destroy Seattle and put a big-ass wall around it, too! It'll be interesting to see if we both butthurt the same area. I have a feeling...
cmpriest
Jul. 13th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I might have hypothetically butthurt the Pioneer Square area ... because in my defense, that was the bulk of the city in the late 19th century.

:)
livia_llewellyn
Jul. 13th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I'll just say REGRADE, BABY, REGRADE and leave it at that.

:)
cmpriest
Jul. 13th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
I see no reason why our universes can't coexist peacefully ... :)
livia_llewellyn
Jul. 13th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
According to a rather stupendous dream I had a couple years ago, involving a Certain red-headed gun-toting ZOMBIE HUNTER from Seattle, I don't see why not. In fact, I'm kind of counting on it. :D
grx
Jul. 14th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
LOL! As long as you guys leave Tacoma alone. The Steampunk band I used to play in (Abney Park) is based here. I wouldn't be sad to see Bellevue go up in a glorious blast of steam however.
cmpriest
Jul. 14th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
I saw you guys several times; once at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, as a matter of fact ...

Good show.
:)
mal
Jul. 13th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Wow, the site looks fantastic, Cherie!! Great job :)
cmpriest
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks ma'am! I'd like to think it's not too shabby for 48 hours of blood, sweat, and tears ...
kistha
Jul. 13th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
Nit-picky note:
When I load the site, you can't read all of title - it's off by a couple of letters - half the T in the, all of the C in Clockwork, and half the C in century. I'm on a 32 bit 1024 x 768 pixel resolution windows machine if that helps you.

Other than that nit-pick, a very pretty clear and clean site!

Edited at 2009-07-13 06:35 am (UTC)
cmpriest
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Nit-picky note:
Hmm. I've checked it in all the expected browser systems and haven't encountered that problem yet -- except when the window is not fully restored. When the window is set to full size -- or even mostly full size -- it looks fine for me. Are you in IE?
sakura_tsuji
Jul. 13th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful site. I'm definitely in for all the books <3 Bookmark'd! :D
matchgirl42
Jul. 13th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
I have only one thing to say.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*bounce bounce bounce*
jtglover
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Lovely site, nicely coherent aesthetic, and makes for a wonderful come-on for the series/world. It looks fine in Firefox, but I had the same problem as kistha in IE.
cmpriest
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
And I'll tell you/ask you the same:

I've checked it in all the expected browser systems and haven't encountered that problem yet -- except when the window is not fully restored. When the window is set to full size -- or even mostly full size -- it looks fine for me.

Edited to ask more concisely: Which version of IE are you using?

Edited at 2009-07-15 05:17 pm (UTC)
lithera
Jul. 13th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
This is oh so very cool now that I've gotten a chance to look at it. I am eagerly awaiting my chance to read everything in this setting.
piratejenny
Jul. 13th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
It's wonderful!

Except I have to wait until October for Boneshaker. I suppose I'll find something to occupy my time until then.
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