The Steampunk Trilogy
Steampunk is the twisted offspring of science fiction and postmodernism, a sassy, unpredictable tongue-in-cheek style of which the incomparable Paul Di Filippo is master. The three short novels in The Steampunk Trilogy are all set in a very alternative nineteenth century, and feature a mixture of... show more
Steampunk is the twisted offspring of science fiction and postmodernism, a sassy, unpredictable tongue-in-cheek style of which the incomparable Paul Di Filippo is master. The three short novels in The Steampunk Trilogy are all set in a very alternative nineteenth century, and feature a mixture of historical and imaginary figures. In "Victoria," a young and lissome Queen Victoria disappears from her throne and is replaced by a sexy human/newt clone. The race is on to find the original Victoria and to hide the terrible secret from the nation. In "Hottentots," Massachusetts is threatened by monsters from the deep; in "Walt and Emily," Emily Dickinson hooks up with a robust and lusty Walt Whitman, loses her virginity, and travels to a dimension beyond time where she meets the future Allen Ginsberg.
Publish date: November 10th 1997
Publisher: Running Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
by Paul Di Filippo This book is comprised of three stories reportedly in the popular Steampunk genre, all written by Paul Di Filippo. They are decidedly mock-Victorian alternative history, lack any of the attendant steam technology which is the defining factor of Steampunk. I found the first ...
The Steampunk Trilogy is a collection of three stories more of an alternative history rather than specifically steampunk inclination. Eldritch horror, interest in science, and spiritualists do not make the stories steampunk. Victoria is a bizarrely round-about story involving carnal desires, the s...
(I got an e-copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)A strange read, not totally devoid of interest, but that didn't do much for me, probably in part because its title is definitely misleading when it comes to "steampunk" as a genre, and isn't representative of what it ...
I had some difficulties with this book. And that’s because two out of three stories bored me slowly to death. But let us start with the good one, the first one: Victoria The soon-to-be-Queen disappears and while the search for her goes on a look alike takes her place. Luckily for the court, a s...
I read this untold aeons ago and saw this afternoon that it's currently available on Netgalley.