Frock Coat Dreams

Frock Coat Dreams

Frock Coat Dreams

Short Story Collection by J. Daniel Sawyer

$3.99 available in bundle


“Includes one of my favorites Steampunk shorts of all time…” -Gail Carriger, New York Times Bestselling author of The Parasol Protectorate

The author of The Antithesis Progression and The Clarke Lantham Mysteries brings you delicate, humorous, and brutal visions of a future that never was and a past that might have been. Here you will find collected tales of satire, romance, whimsy, and comic horror to delight every sensibility.


“Train Time”

“Sleep, Walk”

“On Matters Most Austere”

“A Goblet of Fifty-Three”

“Angels Unawares”

and “Cold Duty,” the story that Steampunk Scholar Mike Perschon calls “…probably the single best steampunk short story I’ve read.”

Plus a new introduction and six new poems


A longtime award-nominated audio/video producer and tech journalist-turned-novelist, J. Daniel Sawyer’s abusive behavior toward the English language finally landed him in trouble with the release of his hard-boiled Clarke Lantham Mysteries. When not speculating about crime and punishment, or laying out twisted visions in his sci-fi thriller series The Antithesis Progression or his cabin fever comedy Down From Ten, he bends his mind toward corrupting his fellow authors with educational books like Throwing Lead: A Writer’s Guide to Firearms (and the People Who Use Them) and Making Tracks: A Writer’s Guide to Audiobooks (and How To Produce Them).

On the rare occasion that he escapes his cavernous studio to see the light of day, he slips away into the wilds of the San Francisco back country where he devotes his energies to running afoul of local traffic ordinances in his never-ending pursuit of the ultimate driving road.

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