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The Mammoth Book of Steampunk by Sean…

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012)

by Sean Wallace (Editor)

Other authors: Barth Anderson (Contributor), Megan Arkenberg (Contributor), Peter M. Ball (Contributor), Tobias S. Buckell (Contributor), Aliette de Bodard (Contributor)27 more, Amal El-Mohtar (Contributor), Jeffrey Ford (Contributor), Eileen Gunn (Contributor), Samantha Henderson (Contributor), N.K. Jemisin (Contributor), Caitlín R. Kiernan (Contributor), Nicole Kornher-Stace (Contributor), Mary Robinette Kowal (Contributor), Matthew Kressel (Contributor), Jay Lake (Contributor), Margo Lanagan (Contributor), Alex Dally MacFarlane (Contributor), Nick Mamatas (Contributor), Sharon Mock (Contributor), James Morrow (Contributor), Shweta Narayan (Contributor), Cherie Priest (Contributor), Cat Rambo (Contributor), Margaret Ronald (Contributor), Benjamin Rosenbaum (Contributor), Ekaterina Sedia (Introduction), Michael Swanwick (Contributor), Lavie Tidhar (Contributor), E. Catherine Tobler (Contributor), Catherynne M. Valente (Contributor), Genevieve Valentine (Contributor), Jeff VanderMeer (Contributor)

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I find myself torn, as I so frequently am with anthologies, between great enthusiasm and complete boredom concerning this book. Some of the stories I found excellent; some were little more than scenes or prose poems. Most are not what I’ve come to expect from standard steampunk; while there are airships and robotics and alternate histories, there is not the perky heroine and handy, well dressed hero racing through an Indiana Jones type adventure. Many of these stories tackle racism, colonialism, sexism, and class stratification. Many also desert the usual Victorian London or American wild West settings so common in steampunk; we find ourselves in Haiti and Meso-America as well as other places. I applaud the inclusion of these tales that stretch the usual boundaries of steampunk, but some of them could have been a lot more interesting. ( )
  lauriebrown54 | Jun 11, 2015 |
Thank you, for curing me of my appetite for Steampunk. ( )
  potterhead9.75 | Jan 5, 2014 |
I keep reading steampunk anthologies, and I keep liking them. Of course, it probably helps that this one had a substantial overlap with the material in Steampunk Reloaded. That was a touch disappointing, but otherwise, these were all generally engaging stories. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Wallace, SeanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, BarthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arkenberg, MeganContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ball, Peter M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckell, Tobias S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Bodard, AlietteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
El-Mohtar, AmalContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gunn, EileenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Jemisin, N.K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Kornher-Stace, NicoleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kowal, Mary RobinetteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kressel, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lake, JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lanagan, MargoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Mamatas, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Sedia, EkaterinaIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Tidhar, LavieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tobler, E. CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Valente, Catherynne M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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, Caitlin Kiernan Paul Di Filippo, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more

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Presents a collection of thirty short stories which explores alternate worlds from the past in which women and social classes are oppressed and anachronistic technology is used to bring about a better future.

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