Maxine McArthur everyone will remember as writing time travel Hard SF (as in science based, not hard to read) and near future mystery (again realistic setting). Her latest venture is into Diesel Punk.
I kid you not, there is a movement called Diesel Punk and here’s the website to prove it.
Now Maxine has been working on Secret Project for a couple of years now. For the past 2 RORs we’ve read her WIP (work-in-progress) and given feedback. She now ready to talk about it. (See her Next Big Thing).
Currently it is called A Cup to the Already Dead, based on a Royal Flying Corp drinking song, but I suspect this may be misinterpreted as a vampire novel, so the title will probably change. Maxine has spent a great deal of time researching her time period.
This is a time-slip story about a modern fighter pilot, Jim, who finds himself back in World War One where he meets Tacs. A 17 year-old flying ace who went into the sky to battle the enemy with only 7 hours of flight training, and survived to become a Flying Ace. Luckily, Tacs takes Jim under his wing (sorry, couldn’t resist).
And if surviving in the skies in World War One isn’t enough (pilots didn’t wear parachutes), Jim discovers something odd is going on. Certain people are not what they seem and the War between the Allies and the Central Powers is not the only war being fought!
I’m looking forward to reading the finished version of Maxine’s book!