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Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

by Kelly Link (Editor & Contributor), Gavin J. Grant (Editor)

Other authors: M. T. Anderson (Contributor), Holly Black (Contributor), Libba Bray (Contributor), Shawn Cheng (Contributor), Cassandra Clare (Contributor)8 more, Cory Doctorow (Contributor), Dylan Horrocks (Contributor), Kathleen Jennings (Contributor), Elizabeth Knox (Contributor), Garth Nix (Contributor), Christopher Rowe (Contributor), Delia Sherman (Contributor), Ysabeau S. Wilce (Contributor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

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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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This is a delightful collection of steampunk short stories. There are stories ranging from detective to fantasy to graphic stories. They're fun, imaginative and a nice introduction to the world of steampunk. On top of that the book itself is beautiful. The cover is embossed and it has those cool paper pages that feel nice. It's a beautiful book to sit on a shelf. ( )
  melrailey | Apr 7, 2020 |
Some stories are really compelling; others a bit less so.
  ranaverde | Dec 24, 2018 |
This very complete collection would have rated another STAR if it had not led off with yet another story needlessly
featuring hideous rabbit animal cruelty. Why this was selected is beyond me.

Fortunately, the rest of the stories veered far off in other directions:

Steam Girl was fun.
Favorite is "Ghost of Cwmlech Manor" - a sweet fairy tale.
And one true romance, "Everything Amiable and Obliging," was quite welcome.

This was my introduction to Steampunk and, while I enjoyed many of the characters,
the plots felt like good and cleverly written standard stories with Time, Gears, Machines, etc. woven in. ( )
  m.belljackson | Nov 30, 2017 |
An ambitious anthology by authors M.T. Anderson, Cory Doctorow, Libba Bray, Holly Black and others that expand the world of steampunk beyond its familiar Victorian setting. ( )
  lillibrary | Feb 20, 2017 |
many of the stories are interesting. But sadly, some don't rise to the same level of interest. ( )
  deldevries | Apr 25, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Link, KellyEditor & Contributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, Gavin J.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, M. T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, HollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bray, LibbaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cheng, ShawnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clare, CassandraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doctorow, CoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horrocks, DylanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jennings, KathleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knox, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nix, GarthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rowe, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherman, DeliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilce, Ysabeau S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shimizu, YukoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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 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….
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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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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
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