Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

by Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant
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Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Kelly Link

Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and re-craft a world of automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans solve crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships. Here, fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, embrace the genre’s established themes and refashion them in surprising ways and settings as diverse as Appalachia, ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California. Visionaries Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have invited all-new explorations and expansions, taking a genre already rich, strange, and inventive in the extreme and challenging contributors to remake it from the ground up. The result is an anthology that defies its genre even as it defines it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763656386
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, the editors of Steampunk!, started a zine, founded an independent publishing house, own two letterpresses, and edited the fantasy half of The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror for five years. Kelly Link is the author of three acclaimed short story collections and a collection for young adults. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including The Restless Dead and have won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Tiptree, British Science Fiction, and World Fantasy Awards.

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Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jk123 More than 1 year ago
This book has something for all steampunk fans. Some were more "steampunkish" than the others. Cassandra Clare's 'Some fortunate future day' was too short to like or understand the main character. 2 more pages describing what motivated Rose's actions would have done it more justice. Also when compared to the others, this one fell short. 'The Last Ride of the Glory Girls' and 'The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor' were good but predictable. 'Clockwork Fagin' was the best of all and stayed true to the genre. There were two graphic novels included in the book which I thought was a welcome break. I liked 'Seven Days Beset by Demons' better than 'The Finishing School'. The former was short and simple while the latter was hard to follow. 'Hand in Glove' is a detective story which I liked despite the ending. It had great character development except for the mysterious murderer. I just didn't get it. 'Gethsemane', was enjoyable but I felt that the ending was rushed. 'The Summer People' was creepy or atleast I thought so. It had an ominous feeling to it from the start. I was asking myself what would I have I done if I were in her shoes. The others were less memorable except for 'Steam Girl' which was ok. flag
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks at u thoughtfully with her bright blue eyes for a second trying to geuss your age
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book definitely reccomend it
Acur81 More than 1 year ago
A very interesting anthology. The central theme, of course, being "steampunk", but the diversity of the stories really made the book worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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