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altheaann
altheaann rated it 9 years ago
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 10 years ago
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...
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Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
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 14 years ago
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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