Before I paste in the entire first chapter of this book, I need to acknowledge a band called Steam Powered Giraffe. They have inspired me, along with Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio, to get into Steampunk like I have.
Well, the one person who voted wanted to see what I call my pro writing so here we are. Hi, there, Lamb. I hope you like this thing.
If authors were still paid by the word, then I’d be set. Alas… such is not the case these days.
This is space: most of it is black, except for the bits of it that aren’t. You get nebulae, galaxies, stars of all ages… and more planets than any rational mind would think is possible.