In the world of the Shadow Conspiracy, where the human soul has proven to be measurable and transferable to an automaton, the question arises: is the robot a person?
The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863 freed all the slaves in the states in rebellion against the Federal Government. What if that same document freed ensouled automata as well?
This third volume of the Shadow Conspiracy has seven stories that examine the question of humanity. We take you from an observation hot air balloon above the siege of Vicksburg to the soul-grinding Battle of the Crater, from simple farm folk who call themselves Friends, to the mysticism of Marie Laveau and Voudon. Our award winning authors ask the age-old question of what makes us human, what is the nature of slavery, and who deserves freedom? Only you can provide the answers.
A Call to Arms by P.G. Nagle Washington, D.C., 1883 Mr. Glass looked up as a tall, inelegant woman entered his office. She wore a sober black dress of modest and unfashionable cut, and a trim hat with the veil … Continue reading
Marie Hawkland: A Louisiana belle, mistress of a thousand slaves Nat Wheat: a Union Navy carpenter who dreams of piloting his own gunboat Jamie Russell: a Confederate captain, fighting a running battle with the Yankees through swamps and bayous Their … Continue reading
Glorieta Pass The Far Western Civil War, Book 1 by P.G. Nagle “Come on, Lacey!” said Nicodemus, pulling at McIntyre’s sleeve. McIntyre groaned, his dreams interrupted. “What now?” “Come on!” insisted Nicodemus in a hushed voice. Anderson rolled over. “Go … Continue reading
A new historical novel by P. G. Nagle 1861: as America erupts into civil war, Emma Edmonds is roused to such intense patriotism that she joins the Union army…as a man. Raised on a farm by a father who would … Continue reading
Pati Nagle was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico, and remembers when dusty dogs rolled in the Santa Fe plaza. She has eclectic tastes in reading, and writes fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction, both for adults and for a younger audience. With boundless curiosity Pati embraces life, creating art, crafting entertainment, and constructing the best writer’s cooperative in the world. Just give her a little time.
by Julianne Lee I’ve always loved researching my novels, and even before I began writing historicals I immersed myself in minutia. If a character had a gun, I sent away to Sturm-Ruger for a photo. If a character took a trip on … Continue reading
Last night at a poker game at our neighborhood bar, one of the players asked me what I do. I told him I’m a writer, and since he didn’t look like a fantasy reader to me, I mentioned my Civil … Continue reading