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The Literary World Of New Babbage

“The Literary World Of New Babbage”
Designing Worlds on – First aired June 8, 2015
Filmed entirely in the virtual world of Second Life

Join Ceejay Writer (me), Emerson Lighthouse, Bookworm Heinrichs as our hosts Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin interview us in a reading room (and a trolley) within the virtual Steampunk City of New Babbage. What could possibly go wrong?

“…this time we are able to meet three of the people closely involved with the development of New Babbage’s Literary output. We learn about the inspiration for this – the determination that what had been created in New Babbage would live beyond Second Life through publications in the real world. And we hear about some of the writers who have been involved not only in the creation of the three Tales from New Babbage books, but in other literary endeavours too.”


If you are interested in learning more about the literature of New Babbage, here is a reading list. Please enjoy these books, and don’t forget to leave the authors a review at Goodreads and the site you purchased them from.  If you know of other Babbage authors, please let me know! 

Michael Staub
Stories about Sam Sloan and his hologram assistant Sarah have been shared at Tall Tales and Outright Lies, a storytelling hour held in New Babbage. Encouraged by listeners eager for more stories, an entire book was eventually produced. Rumor has it a second story collection is in the works.
The Case Files of Samuel Sloan, P.I.

Joe Gatch
Phineas Frakture was an avatar in New Babbage before jumping off to his own adventures!
The Adventures of Phineas Frakture
The Adventures of Phineas Frakture: Steam Wars
Steam & Sorcery: a Transdimensional Adventure

Sheryl Nantus
This steampunk western was written by a little clockwork dragon at the CocoaJava Cafe in New Babbage. The book’s dedication page thanks the city of New Babbage.
Wild Cards and Iron Horses

Lori Alden Holuta
Books inspired by the city/state of New Babbage, the author’s virtual home town. The Brassbright concept came to life through a character bio that got well out of hand.
The Flight To Brassbright
The Steamkettle Kids Save The Day
The Legend of the Engineer
A Life Invented
Steamed and Steamy: Recipes from the Steampunk World of Industralia

P.S. Chambers
Captive Sky, Truant Heart is based on a New Babbage avatar named Sky. The publisher, Penny Gaff Publishing LLC, maintains a virtual publishing house in New Babbage.
Captive Sky, Truant Heart (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 1)
Day of the Dragons: The Girl in the Corner… (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 2)

Andrew McCurdy
Emerson Lighthouse, a New Babbage avatar, appears in the story. The publisher, Penny Gaff Publishing LLC, maintains a virtual publishing house in New Babbage.
A Drop of the Venom: Leviathan’s Bane (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 3)

Maxwell Grantly
Author’s avatar of a clockwork teddy bear features in one story, set in New Babbage.  Other stories are also set in the city. The book is free.
Runs Like Clockwork

Various Authors with New Babbage Avatars
Tales of New Babbage: The Steampunk City Volumes 1 – 3

Collections of former Flash Fiction contests: Dialogues Volumes 1-5, free in the R.F. Burton Library in New Babbage. Look to the left just as you enter the library.


  1. Maxwell Grantly Maxwell Grantly June 13, 2015

    I have only just discovered this website. I do want to thank you for the mention on your website. That is very kind of you.

    • Constance Constance Post author | July 8, 2015

      We’re practically family, thanks to New Babbage. I’m happy to mention your wonderful books, and hope other readers take a look, too!

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