Tales from the Archives III: Three


The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has many forgotten stories in its Archives. Stories of madcap adventures in all corners of the Empire, dark doings in hidden places, and mysterious devices and artifacts that the everyday citizen should never become aware of for fear it would quite undo their minds.

Spence_Cover_v2In this episode:

Why the Sea is Boiling Hot— by Michael Spence

Researcher Dodgson is happy in the bowels of the R&D department of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, until a mysterious death and the question of space and time fling him out of it. He finds himself in the foreign environment of field work, with the whole fate of the Ministry, and the Empire itself in his nervous hands.

About the Author

Michael Spence and Pip BallantineMichael Spence is an editor, writer, copyeditor, proofreader, and voice actor who has written and performed sketches for various podcasts, including those of Scott Sigler and J.C. Hutchins. He is coauthor, with Elisabeth Waters, of the Treasures of Albion stories; the latest of these is “A Drink of Deadly Wine,” in Sword and Sorceress 28 . Prior to his work for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, his most recent solo work was “The Music of the Spheres,” in the anthology Music of Darkover.

Michael has also narrated several audiobooks, including two novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley, House of Zeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, and most recently When the Carny Comes to Town and the forthcoming Any Port in a Storm, both mysteries by Elaine L. Orr.

Theme music for the Ministry composed and created by Alex White.

Order Dawn’s Early Light: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel from Amazon.com or your favourite bookstore, as well as Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, and  Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel.

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