About the Author: My interest in 19th century science fiction goes back to the late 50's after seeing the movie "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne". During the 70's and 80's, I illustrated fantasy machines that included airships, land steamers, flying machines, submarine steamships, off-world cities, planetary and interstellar spacecraft. In 1986 these drawings created an opportunity for me to work as a Designer in the aerospace industry. In 1994 my drawings caught the attention of the woman who later became my wife. At the suggestion of a close friend I started the Victorian Space Age site. Over the years I posted stories from an Alternate History. Now at the suggestion of visitors the segments will be available as a series of books.