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The Mammoth Book of Steampunk
     

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

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by Sean Wallace
 

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An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility.


Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín Kiernan, Mary Robinette

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An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility.


Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
World Fantasy Award–winning editor Wallace (Fantasy) has compiled an outstanding anthology of 30 stories (including four originals) sure to satisfy even the most jaded steampunk fans and engage newcomers and skeptics. The best steampunk writers, as Ekaterina Sedia says in her introduction, are engaged in an “examining and interrogation of the past”—critiquing historical sexism and racism via the possibilities created by fantastical technology. The results are delightful: the blinkered male narrator of Cat Rambo’s “Clockwork Fairies,” the steam-powered burlesque of Caitlin R. Kiernan’s “The Steam Dancer (1896),” the lonely Australian wife of Margo Lanagan’s Bluebeardesque “Machine Maid,” and the chameleonic political activist at the center of Catherynne M. Valente’s “The Anachronist’s Cookbook.” Aliette de Bodard and Tobias S. Buckell offer vivid re-imaginings of the Aztecs, and Shweta Narayan and Amal El-Mohtar’s stories take place in fantastic versions of the Middle East. Each story exemplifies steampunk’s knack for critiquing both the past and the present, in a superb anthology that demands rereading. (June)
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Publishers Weekly
"…sure to satisfy even the most jaded steampunk fans and engage newcomers and skeptics… Each story exemplifies steampunk’s knack for critiquing both the past and the present, in a superb anthology that demands rereading."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780331355
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
04/05/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
157,641
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

SEAN WALLACE has been publishing fantasy fiction since 1997. In 2005, he launched Fantasy Magazine for which he won a World Fantasy Award. He has been nominated for numerous other World Fantasy Awards and, in 2009, a Hugo Award.

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The Mammoth Book of Steampunk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book that in the beginning has an excerpt explaining the meaning and ideals behind "steampunk." The excerpt and stories are great beginning pieces for those just introduced to steampunk. I myself hated the idea of steampunk, but after reading the introduction and the short stories in the book I have  new found appreciation for the subject that is becoming so popular. A Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a novice in the world of Steampunk, and found this collection of short stories to be both enlightening and entertaining.