My novella, Ganesh, the origin story of one of the characters in my A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk universe, was first released in Terra Mechanica: A Steampunk Anthology from Xchyler Publishing.

Ganesh was anthologized again in a new Mormon Steampunk series from Immortal Works on November of 2018. It will be accompanied in the series by another novelette to be released in early 2019, The Sisters Sorenson and the Mechanical Man, in the third volume of the series, Press Forward Saints.

“Scott Tarbet’s “Ganesh” set up a globe-trotting adventure, the origin tale for a ship with a very human soul.”–Jennifer B. Crow, Amazon reviewer

In an alternative past with an unrealized future, trek around the world and terramechanica coverbeyond in nine separate adventures, in the ships, locomotives, and flying machines that power the Steampunk universe.

DOTS, DASHES, AND DECEIT by Jay Barnson: A telegraph operator finds herself displaced by advancing technology but discovers a genius inventor and a young savant with secrets too dangerous to ignore.

THE PROMISE by Michael Cross: In a world ravaged by the unspeakable horrors of war, one soldier moves heaven and earth to keep a promise to his son, and alters the lives of every stranger who helps him along the way

THE VOYAGE OF VALERIE MCGRATH by Pete Ford: Sent on a desperate mission only she can fulfil, a brilliant scientist discovers the war her government wages against its own people, and the planet they rely upon for survival..

RIPPER BOUND by TC Phillips: With nothing but a brain implant and the force of his will, a talented bounty hunter returns far-flung criminals to justice, but what price will the technology ultimately demand of him?

DR. PAX’S GREAT UNSINKABLE BIRD by J.R. Potter: When a brilliant scientist falls prey to sky pirates who are after his flying machine, he must rely on his greatest achievement: a teenage girl whom he rescued from certain death.

SEVEN-YEAR ITCH by Rie Sheridan Rose: Toby Kincaid knew his clothes would grow filthy when he made a deal with the Devil, but he didn’t count on the wear to his spirit. He may win the wager but still lose his soul.

THE JOURNEY OF INSPECTOR ROUX by C. R. Simper: A legendary investigator goes down in flames and believes his life is over, until an eager young recruit drags him around the world in pursuit of a kidnapper.

PRIORITY PASSAGE by S. D. Simper: Marina will not allow the death of her father stand in the way of their dreams, but when her airship is boarded by sky pirates, she must decide what she values most: Nikita’s inventions or his daughter.

GANESH by Scott E. Tarbet: A farm boy abducted by a traveling-show huckster finds his calling as an airship pilot, never suspecting the transformative adventure awaiting him halfway around the world. An A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk expansion.

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From Immortal Works Press

Description : Cheerful in the face of dark opposition. Innovative to improve a backward world. Industrial as a cure for oppressive conditions. Unyielding beneath all who seek to bind and control them. Faithful until they conquer the fear of death and rise to great acts of heroism and service. Mormons and Steampunks are two faces of the same coin.

Twelve authors spin tales of true believers facing impossible odds, risking this life in the hope of gaining something better after. Mormon Battalion soldiers fight an airship, a bounty hunter crosses Porter Rockwell, cultists attempt to reanimate Brigham Young, and missionaries run into Cthulhu. These are just a few of the amazing tales by award winning, bestselling, and premier authors—

D. J. Butler, John M. Olsen, Steven L. Peck, Elizabeth Mueller, Scott E. Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Joe Monson, Amanda Hamblin, Christopher McAfee, Jace Killan, John D. Payne, and Lee Allred.

All Made of Hinges is the first installment in the incredible three-part Mormon Steampunk series by Immortal Works Press. If you love these stories, look for more in Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel and Press Forward, Saints..


Review of Ganesh from an Amazon reviewer: “I couldn’t say whether this story is most similar to Kipling, Jack London, or O. Henry, but it has that pleasing comfort . . .”

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  1. […] she must decide what she values most: Nikita’s inventions or his daughter.*GANESH* by Scott E. Tarbet: A farm boy abducted by a traveling-show huckster finds his calling as an airship pilot, never […]

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