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YOUNG TOUGHS: a Turn-of-the Century Toughs series ¶ By Dusk Peterson


During the turbulent years between the cannonball battles and the atom bomb, life is not easy for young people.

Young Toughs is an alternate history series about the struggles of youths in the twentieth century and into the future.

The series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. (The other series in the cycle are adult fiction.) Companion series (for adult readers): Waterman.
 


HOW TO READ THE STORIES

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SERIES CONTENTS



Servants Arise (Volume 1 of Young Toughs)


VOLUME CONTENTS

Survival School (Wattpad edition | Kindle edition). How far can trust grow, when you're in a place you despise?

Sweeping Day. "When she was hired as a maid, no one told her that she'd hold the future of the Dozen Landsteads in her bosom."
 

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Atompunk (Volume 2 of Young Toughs)

In an alternative world, our past is youth's future.

It is a time of jet-cars and atomic wars, Astroware parties and microfiche newsreels. It is our future as it was envisioned in the 1950s and 1960s. But for a group of young people, this retrofuture is now.
 

VOLUME CONTENTS

Far Enough Away (Kindle edition). He knew he wasn't normal. Now he must save others who have been left behind.

New Day. Kit has reached her apprenticeship birthday and is on a path to inherit power. But what sort of power will she wield?

AI (also published by The Slash Pile in the pdf anthology Restart). Tripp has two friends in high school: a rebel without a cause, and a girl fighting the social restraints upon her. But only one human being has any real hope of understanding Tripp, and he isn't human at all.

Queue. What should a young servant do when his employer may fire him at any moment, his employer's beautiful daughter is absorbed with her high school textbook ("How to be Firm with Servants"), and he's blocked from carrying out a simple task by a snooty cyborg?
 

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Side stories

The Lure (published in Risk). His entire life has been a secret. Now he must rip open the secret.

Journey to Manhood (published in Risk). "Perhaps, when they spoke next, the other young man could tell Simmons of any masters here who were in need of an apprentice who was perilously close to the age of journeymanship."
 


Map and series resources

Maps for this series and related series.

Turn-of-the-Century Toughs, a cycle of historical speculative fiction series that includes the Young Toughs series. (The other series in the cycle are adult fiction.) This page includes resources such as a chronology of major political events in the cycle.
 


Progress report: status of upcoming stories

Updated August 2016. All titles and ordering are tentative at this point.
 

Atompunk (Volume 2).


Other stories in the series aren't yet written.
 


Next series in the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle:

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