Peter D. Oxley
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Introduce yourself!
I am a freelance writer and business manager who lives in the English Home Counties. I enjoy reading and writing in a wide range of areas but my main passions are Steampunk, historical fiction, fantasy and sci-fi.

Influences include HG Wells, Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman, KW Jeter, Scott Lynch, Clive Barker and Joss Whedon.

I write stuff - I am currently working on The Infernal Aether, and am also author of the non-fiction book "The Wedding Speech Manual".
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The Infernal Aether

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:36pm 1 Comment

My debut novel - a Steampunk / paranormal fantasy set in Victorian London - is now available on Amazon! The story follows the adventures of Augustus Merriwether Potts, a young adventurer with a troubled past, who finds himself drawn into a world of demons, golems, clockwork men and a strange entity known only as the Aether.

"In the Fifteenth Century, the Aether held the universe together. In the Nineteenth…


The Infernal Aether Indiegogo campaign now live...!

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Hi there

As you may or may not know, I've been dabbling at writing for a few years now. Well, as John Wayne (possibly) once (could have) said: "I'm done dabbling".

I've written a book, or at least a first draft of one, and now I'm looking to build a team who can help me get it refined, developed and published. The working title of the book is The Infernal Aether and it's a fantasy / sci-fi book set in Victorian times. The first draft is up on and has been… Continue

The Game is Afoot - The Infernal Next Steps...!

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

That elusive first draft has been teased out of my fevered mind and I have given both mind and keyboard a couple of months to recover. But what now?

I'll be honest; this is usually the point at which I flounder. I find myself proud at having got this far but conscious that the manuscript isn't quite right and that more work is needed. After a while, with the sum total of zero publishers or agents banging on my door to snap up my work of genius for a gazillion pounds (I'm not bitter!),…


The Infernal Aether

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

Compliments of the season to you all!

An ongoing labour of love for me is my story The Infernal Aether, which I'm posting in instalments on Wattpad. It is set in Victorian London and chronicles the adventures of two brothers - one a drunk, the other a genius inventor - and a mysterious stranger known only as N'yotsu. The story involves weird and wonderful (steam-powered) inventions,…


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At 7:39am on January 24, 2015, Leslie Orton said…

Mr. Oxley,

This is Leslie Orton from The Aether Chronicle, I apologize for the delay in my response. With regards to what I am expecting as to story submissions to The Aether Chronicle, the simple answer is—anything and everything! I have reviewed satires, pure dialogue, ongoing sagas submitted in instalments, horror, fiction, ficton/fantasy, urban fantasy...everything! So long as it is Steampunk themed, I will put in The Chronicle. Generally, people send me a few chapters of their work, and they pick out 1000-12000 words that they would especially like to see in print. I just posted the 22 edition of The Aether Chronicle, if you would like to peruse it! I look forward to any submission you would care to make!

I have listed my email address below, as well as a link to the most recent edition of The Aether Chronicle. To subscribe the The Chronicle, simply click on  the link below, and there you will find another link which will take you to an ongoing Discussion where I post each new edition. By "Following" this Discussion, you can effectively "Subscribe" to The Chronicle for FREE!

At 5:26am on February 7, 2015, Leslie Orton said…

Mr. Oxley,

The next edition of The Aether Chronicle will be publishing on Valentine's Day. I was wondering if you would be interested in submitting an excerpt from one of your written works for review?

Let me know,


At 7:41am on February 7, 2015, Leslie Orton said…

Mr. Oxley,
The guidelines for submissions are as follows: all submissions must be Steampunk-themed. Generally, 1000-1200 words fits comfortably on a page of The Chronicle. If you would like a profile pic or cover art featured as well send me that too. I look forward to receiving your submission!

At 9:36am on February 8, 2015, Leslie Orton said…
Mr. Oxley,
Why don't you send it to:
Looking forward to it!

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