The Hidden Institute

Where Gentility Is A Survival Skill


Rising above your station can be deadly.

Cliffy is a child born on the streets of a Neo-Victorian world. Witnesses to a murder, he blackmails a nobleman, receiving a unique bribe. In exchange for his silence, the nobleman introduces him to the Malcolm Rutherford Holden Institute of Regentrification. There, Cliffy learns to walk, talk, and act like a nobleman, so that he may infiltrate high society. But that type of fraud is punishable by death, and when Cliffy uncovers a plot to assassinate a head of state, he’s hunted by more than just the aristocracy.

Royal intrigue, daring escapes, sub-dermal machines, and bear polo. A grand adventure in a not-so-distant world.


2011 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novella Form)

Cover Art

The cover art for The Hidden Institute is from a Creative Commons image. The final cover was provided by Nathan Lowell.

Product Details

  • File Size: 338 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Big C Productions; 1 edition (March 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R9QUQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • Lending: Enabled

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