Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
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(For Some Fortunate Future Day pages 1-16)
Time is many things, her father told her.
(For The Last Ride of the Glory Girls pages 17-53)
I were riding with the Glory Girls, and we had an appointment with the 4:10 coming through the Kelly Pass.
(For Clockwork Fagin pages 54-92)
Monty Goldfarb walked into Saint Agatha's like he owned the place, a superior look on the half of his face that was still intact, a spring in his step despite his steel left leg.
(For Seven Days Beset by Demons pages 93-107)
(For Hand in Glove pages 108-141)
Like bees to honey, they cluster around him, Anibal Aguille y Wilkins, the golden boy of the Califa Police Department, thrice decorated, always decorative.
(For Ghost of Cwmlech Manor pages 142-176)
There was a ghost at Cwmlech Manor.
(For Gethsemane pages 177-211)
A woman and a girl.
(For The Summer People pages 212-252)
Fran's daddy woke her up wielding a plant mister.
(For Peace in Our Time pages 253-266)
The old man who had once been the Grand Technomancer, Most Mighty Mechanician, and Highest of the High Artificier Adepts was cutting his roses when he heard the unmistakable ticktock-tocktock of a clockwerk velocipede coming down the road.
(For Nowhere Fast pages 267-290)
Luz could see the future, or at least her future.
(For Finishing School pages 291-307)
"So you want to know how an orthodontist met the legendary Gwendoline Byrne….
(For Steam Girl pages 308-352)
The first time I see her, she's standing alone behind the library, looking at the ground.
(For Everything Amiable and Obliging pages 353-375)
Sofia looked out the window of her aunt's London town house, and the chimney-sweep spiders clattering along the slate rooftops, their glass abdomens full of ash.
(For Oracle Engine pages 376-414)
Translated from Mendacius's
True Histories of the Roman Inventors
The lizard of the wasteland, so dazzling to the eye, so rapid to flee or to strike, may grow to its full maturity only in the most brutal of deserts, where no dew falls to drink and where the sun is relenting.
(For Some Fortunate Future Day Pages 1-16)
When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd
The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age;
When sometime lofty towers I see down-raz'd
And brass eternal slave to mortal rage;
When I have seen . . . the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the watery main,
Increased store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay;
Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate-
That Time will come and take my love away….
--William Shakespeare, Sonnet LXIV
(For Ghost of Cwmlech Manor pages 142-176)(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Last summer, we went to London, and Sir Arthur presented us to Queen Victoria, who shook our hands and said she has never spoken to a ghost before, or a female engineer, and that she was delightfully amused.
(For Oracle Engine pages 376-414)(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
The serving women came with almonds, King Hyrodes clapped, the actor Jason pranced upon the stage, and behind him, the chorus boys, dressed as women, moving their arms in delicate dance, sang of the gods, of their generosity, and of their love for all mankind.
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Some fortunate future day / Cassandra Clare --
The last ride of the Glory Girls / Libba Bray --
Clockwork Fagin / Cory Doctorow --
Seven days beset by demons / Shawn Cheng --
Hand in glove / Ysabeau S. Wilce --
The ghost of Cwmlech Manor / Delia Sherman --
Gethsemane / Elizabeth Knox --
The summer people / Kelly Link --
Peace in our time / Garth Nix --
Nowhere fast / Christopher Rowe --
Finishing school / Kathleen Jennings --
Steam girl / Dylan Horrocks --
Everything amiable and obliging / Holly Black --
The oracle engine / M.T. Anderson
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763648434, Hardcover)
Imagine an altrnate 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 the genre even as it defines it.
With fantastically strange stories by:
M. T. Anderson
Ysabeau S. Wilce
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A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.
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