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Steampunk edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, 2008
Short stories include: Steampunk: It's a clockwork universe Victoria by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer , 19th century roots of steampunk by Jess Nivens , Benediction: Excerpt from The warlord of the air by Michael Moorcock, Lord Kelvin's machine by James P. Blaylock, Giving mouth by Ian R. Macleod, Sun in the attic by Mary Gentle, God-clown is near by Jay Lake, Steam man of the prairie and the dark rider get down: A dime novel by Joe R. Lansdale , Selene-Gardening Society by Molly Brown, Seventy-two letters by Ted Chiang , Martian agent, a planetary romance by Michael Chabon , Victoria by Paul Di Filippo , Reflected light by Rachel E. Pollack , Minutes of the last meetingby Stepan Chapman, Excerpt from the third and last volume of Tribes of the Pacific Coast by Neal Stephenson, Steam-driven time machine: A pop culture by Rick Klaw , and Essential sequential streampunk: A modest survey of the genre within the comic book medium by Bill Baker.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly: /* Starred Review */ The VanderMeers (The New Weird ) have assembled another outstanding theme anthology, this one featuring stories set in alternate Victorian eras. Michael Moorcock, the godfather of steampunk, is represented by an excerpt from his classic novel The Warlord of the Air . In “Lord Kelvin's Machine,” a fine tale from prolific steampunk author James P. Blaylock, mad scientists plot to throw the Earth into the path of a passing comet, declaring that “science will save us this time, gentlemen, if it doesn't kill us first.” Michael Chabon's vivid and moving “The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance” recounts the lives of two young brothers in the aftermath of George Custer's mutiny against Queen Victoria, while historical fantasist Mary Gentle describes a classic struggle between safety and progress in “A Sun in the Attic.” This is a superb introduction to one of the most popular and inventive subgenres in science fiction. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 21, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 16, p30)
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