The Sanguine Engine, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)*
The Perks to Running a Clean Ship, by Miyoko
Victoria’s Children, by Dr. Noh*
Duet for Tenor and Transradial Orthosis, by shukyou (主教)*
Aeroplanes, by Hana Chikai (羽名血海)
Music Box (1930s) — In Need of Repair, by Koiwa Shishiko (小岩 獅神)*
To Get a Ticket, by hcolleen
Black Hair and Bullets or A Matter of Honour, by Mikami Ren (三神 恋)
Dropping the Ball, by Noel Oliver
Chimera, by Torino Koji
The Fifth Form at St. Ruth’s, by Macklin (story removed from archive by author’s request)
Where Metal Meets Skin, by Tsukigawa Rika (月川 りか)
Fallen, by nedtheimpaler
Justice Comes to Shit Mesa, by Roumonte Emi (竜主天 蝦)*
Jolene, by morgie
Just a Break, by sixdora
Please, Mr. Postman, by boredgods
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to a carnival of wonders the likes of which you have never before seen! Great machines lighter than air! Contraptions that defy the very laws of physics! Bodies more clockwork than carnal! Mysterious objects and arcane secrets! Deceptive attire and suspicious individuals! Tales of derring-do and high-flying romance! Epics of bitter revenge and accounts of miraculous survival! Man’s inhumanity to man and love’s triumph over all adversity!
Good readers, we have spent months scouring the globe for the finest curiosities, working with only the finest artisans from even the most far-flung corners of the earth, and have gathered only their most astonishing creations here, in one single issue, for your pleasure and entertainment! Fun for the whole family, provided the whole family is over eighteen!
You’ll be amazed! You’ll be astounded! Guaranteed or your money back!
Love and gears,