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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
|Description:||x, 373 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Steampunk : "it's a clockwork universe, Victoria" / Ann & Jeff VanderMeer --
The 19th-century roots of steampunk / Jess Nevins --
Benediction : excerpt from The warlord of the air / Michael Moorcock --
Lord Kelvin's machine / James P. Blaylock --
The giving mouth / Ian R. MacLeod --
A sun in the attic / Mary Gentle --
The god-clown is near / Jay Lake --
The steam man of the prairie and the dark rider get down : a dime novel / Joe R. Lansdale --
The Selene Gardening Society / Molly Brown --
Seventy-two letters / Ted Chiang --
The Martian agent, a planetary romance / Michael Chabon --
Victoria / Paul Di Filippo --
Reflected light / Rachel E. Pollock --
Minutes of the last meeting / Stepan Chapman --
Excerpt from the third and last volume of Tribes of the Pacific coast / Neal Stephenson --
The steam-driven time machine : a pop culture survey / Rick Klaw --
The essential sequential steampunk : a modest survey of the genre within the comic book medium / Bill Baker.
|Responsibility:||Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, editors.|
"Jeff VanderMeer is one of the most remarkable practitioners of the literary fantastic in America today." -- Locus magazine" "Highly recommended for all libraries that collect speculative fiction."
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A wide-ranging collection with something for everyone
This collection of steampunk stories covers a lot of ground. (Steampunk is science fiction or fantasy set in a world where technology hasn't progressed beyond the steam engine, but that's a very big tent.) It was a great introduction to steampunk, and all of the stories were worth reading....
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