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Steampunk

Author: Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: San Francisco : Tachyon Publications, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features stories in which the Victorian era is reimagined to include Martian technology, steam-powered robots, airships, alchemy, and various anachronistic technologies.
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Genre/Form: Steampunk fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 9781892391759 1892391759
OCLC Number: 182733030
Description: x, 373 pages ; 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.

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An anthology that presents fantastical stories. It covers the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances - synthesizing imaginative technologies such as  Read more...

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"The VanderMeers (The New Weird) have assembled another outstanding theme anthology, this one featuring stories set in alternate Victorian eras. Michael Moorcock, the godfather of steampunk, is Read more...

 
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A wide-ranging collection with something for everyone

by lagbolt (WorldCat user published 2009-06-06) Very Good Permalink

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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