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Steampunk - Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer, Joe R. Lansdale, Molly Brown, Ted Chiang, Paul Di Filippo, Rachel E. Pollock, Stepan Chapman, Neal Stephenson, Jess Nevins, Rick Klaw, Bill Baker, Michael Moorcock, James Blaylock, Mary Gentle, Jay Lake, Michael Chabon, Ian R. MacLeod
Steampunk
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Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative... show more
Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. The elegant allure of this popular new genre is represented in this rich collection by distinctively talented authors, including Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, James Blaylock, Michael Moorcock, and Joe R. Lansdale.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781892391759 (1892391759)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages no: 373
Edition language: English
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altheaann
altheaann rated it
Average of 2.68 stars for all the items rounds up to 3, I suppose. Overall, rather disappointing. There are two truly excellent stories; I'd read them both before.*** Introduction - The 19th-Century Roots of Steampunk - Jess Nevins. Makes an interesting and informative connection between steampunk ...
Dan Guajars
Dan Guajars rated it
Lo mejor del libro es, sin dudas, la historia del género Steampunk, que viene justo después de la introducción.Todo lo demás, me decepcionó horriblemente. Clichés y más clichés unos sobre otros, anteojos polarizados, globos dirigibles y cultura victoriana. Tal vez mi idea del steampunk quedó demasia...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
2.0 Steampunk
I think for me two and a half stars would be more accurate, but that option is not available. A couple of the stories were good, but others were only so-so. A good thing in this anthology is the opening essay which provides a nice introduction to the genre. That was informational and useful. Compare...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
Jess Nevins' introductory essay has introduced (ha!) me to the 19th century Edisonade genre, which apparently required authors to include "and His Steam Man of the Plains" in every title. I find myself intrigued by this genre and wanting to seek out some examples. I'm betting they still exist out th...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
Collections of stories by different authors can be difficult to appraise. Do I count the stronger stories more heavily, like the very funny and lighthearted Paul Di Filippo tale about a newt posing as Queen Victoria? Or do I put more weight behind the story written by some sort of ass impalement fet...
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