The world of publishing is a cut-throat business, but Ms. Plinkington of the Plinkington Publishing Group would rather relegate such gory slashings to the pages of the books she sends out via pigeon to stockists and street-corner barrow boys across London.
Instead, she operates a respectable business on the otherwise deeply intolerable Cheapside street, though she has recently been forced to stoop to selling the torrid chapbooks and penny dreadfuls lapped up by London's peons. While she maintains the outlook that the dreary citizenry of the British Space Empire want books full of garrottings and skulking about in alleyways, she has signed Dashworth into a publishing deal for his sensationalist Penny Amazings, which feature far more blazing photon swords and jiggling pectorals than she is comfortable with.
In addition to Dashworth and his writer Quilton, Plinkington's books boast a plethora of famous (and infamous) scribes including Xokka Xax, George Meredith, and a rather grizzled fabulist named Jules Verne, whose rather run-of-the-mill tales of hot air balloons and short-range rocket ships pale in comparison even to Dashworth's improbable fare.
Species: Human (British)
Residence: Cheapside, London
Plinkington Publishing Group
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