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Mayer, Andrew P

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(1965-    ) US Videogame designer and author of the Society of Steam sequence, comprising The Falling Machine (2010), Hearts of Smoke & Steam (2011) and Power under Pressure (2013), set in a Steampunk version of late nineteenth-century New York, where Superheroes vie against Lord Eschaton who, as his name implies, plots to shape the future into a Satanic Mills Dystopia. The Robot known as Automaton which/who is destroyed in the first volume is reconstructed in the second, with the aid of a character whose Inventions may help stave off apocalypse, aided by a new group of rebels known as the Society of Steam. In the meantime, a new Power Source – Fortified Steam – has been discovered; its potential remains alarmingly undeveloped. [JC]

Andrew P Mayer

born New York: 21 December 1965



Society of Steam

  • The Falling Machine (Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books/Pyr, 2010) [Society of Steam: pb/Justin Gerard]
  • Hearts of Smoke & Steam (Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books/Pyr, 2011) [Society of Steam: pb/Justin Gerard]
  • Power under Pressure (Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books/Pyr, 2013) [Society of Steam: pb/Justin Gerard]

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