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Endeavour's Fall

by J.O. Evans

Endeavour’s Fall is a fast-paced steampunk adventure set in a world of airship battles, intrigue, and revolution.

Aug 28, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #34: Detours

      The same thing is to be understood of all bodies, revolved in any orbits. They all endeavour to recede from the centres of their orbits, and were it not for the opposition of a contrary force which restrains them to and detains them in their orbits, which I therefore call Centripetal, would […]

Jul 30, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #33: The Laundry

        Law II:  The alteration of motion is ever proportional to the motive force impress’d; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impress’d.  -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   Sam and Emma walked into Switch before dark. Sam was tired, but he couldn’t wait to […]

Jul 23, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #32: Place of Origin

        Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones […]

Jul 16, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #31: Turnabout

          Law I:  Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed.  -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   Adams stood with Norris in the cockpit.  A light wind drove the Endeavour inland.  […]

Jul 9, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #30; New York

        Not unlike the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our rocky, sunset wall lower’d A mighty sentinel armed, with claim To the imprisoned lightning, a hooded Keeper of Secrets. From his tower Flew death; his sharp eyes commanded The air-bridged harbor that […]

Jul 2, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #29: Eureka

        If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH     Sam finished his watch and climbed down to his hammock.  With Jack gone, the Endeavour was even more short-handed than ever.  It left little […]

Jun 25, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #28: The Crow’s Nest

        You drove me into the sea. The powerful waves passed over me.  The currents surrounded me. -Jonah 2:3, New Academy Translation   Sam sat high in the Endeavour’s crow’s nest, staring off into the distance.  The sun was high in the sky.  When the ratlines began to shake, he leaned over […]

Jun 18, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #27: The Ricker Manuscript

        No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH    Sam examined the book carefully in his hands.  It was handwritten in a green bound ledger of some kind.  The tight penmanship was broken up with drawings and diagrams.  “I have to ask,” said the Professor, […]

May 21, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #26: Professor Phineus Beecher

      …whether that cause be some central body (such as is the magnet in the centre of the magnetic force or the earth in the centre of the gravitating force), or anything else that does not yet appear. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   The Professor and the old lady escorted Sam and Adams […]

May 15, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #25: Blood in the Yard

        Does the watchman walk by the wall?’s  Does the mastiff prowl by the gate? Death has a hundred hands and walks by a thousand ways. He may come in the sight of all, he may pass unseen unheard. Come whispering through the ear, or a sudden shock on the skull. A […]