Clockwork Fagin (Free Preview of a story from Steampunk!) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Steampunk! features fantastically strange stories from fourteen masters of speculative fiction: M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Dylan Horrocks, Elizabeth Knox, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe, Delia Sherman, Ysabeau S. Wilce, and graphic novel artists Shawn Cheng and Kathleen Jennings. Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. A world of automatons, ornate clockworks and time travel, where scientists and dreamers, intrepid orphans and ...
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Clockwork Fagin (Free Preview of a story from Steampunk!)

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Overview

Steampunk! features fantastically strange stories from fourteen masters of speculative fiction: M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Dylan Horrocks, Elizabeth Knox, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe, Delia Sherman, Ysabeau S. Wilce, and graphic novel artists Shawn Cheng and Kathleen Jennings. Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. A world of automatons, ornate clockworks and time travel, where scientists and dreamers, intrepid orphans and schoolgirls solve dastardly crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763660451
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 29,474
  • File size: 857 KB

Meet the Author

Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online, and Locus. He has won the Locus Award three times, been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, won the Campbell Award, and was named one of the Web’s twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hopes you’ll use technology to change the world.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Can't wait for the rest!

    This was a fun story, written in an authentic voice. I look forward to seeing the whole collection when it is released. I hope more anthologies will offer a complete story to try out this way rather than just the standard abreviated free samples.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Good

    Nicely done

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Imaginative

    I certainly will be looking beyond this preview!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    A great read

    I truly enjoyed reading this. It was easy to pick back up no matter where u lefr off.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Cant wit to read the rest.

    Really good short story

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    Excellent quick read

    Really enjoyed this short story Clockwork Fagin. Appropriate for preteens, a little too gross/graphic for younger. Great transportation to another world, and the characters have some depth. Might be a good intro to the breadth of sci-fi -- it's not all space ships!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Great story

    Of course it's good, it's Cory Doctorow.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Let the inmates run the asylum, in a good way!

    Kid tinkerers that have suffered a maiming accident are carted off to a home only to live under tyranny, until a new recruit arrives and they take over. Will they get away with it for long?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    good story from cory

    Good story but not as great as some of his work

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Odd... even for a steampunk lover


    This is a hard one to review. At the end, I can look back and say that I enjoyed it; but at the middle, I'd have said it was awful. It took me much longer than the book was long to get into the writing and the plot.

    Overall, I'd say that if you enjoy this author, or his type if work, enjoy. However, if not you may want to skip it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Original

    Interesting

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Wow

    Quite interesting! An incredible retelling of Oliver Twist, set in a steampunk Canada. At times it was grisly, but the writing is great and the characters are compelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Disappointing

    I'm glad I didn't have to pay for this. If I knew the language was so foul and the content so vividly grotesque, I would not have wasted my time. Not at all what I hoped a steampunk story would be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Amazing!!!

    This book is a great starting point for anyone new to the genre of Steampunk. Also its free so why not give it a read?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    EXCELLENT!!!

    Recently started reading e-books and I of course started w/ the free ones! Depending on the cost, I plan on buying the anthology this ss comes in. Really enjoyed it!

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  • Posted July 22, 2012

    If you are new to Steampunk,you have to be open minded reading t

    If you are new to Steampunk,you have to be open minded reading these types of stories. This author gives good details to bring you in to the world of the orphanage. A very good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Do you need to read steam punk first??

    Do i???

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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