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Steampunk!

An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
(Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Steampunk!


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A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.
Title: Steampunk!
an anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. :, Candlewick Press,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 420 p. :,ill.,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
Notes: "A Junior Library Guild selection."
Contents: Some fortunate future day / Cassandra Clare
Last ride of the Glory Girls / Libba Bray
Clockwork Fagin / Cory Doctorow
Seven days beset by demons / Shawn Cheng
Hand in glove / Ysabeau Wilce
Ghost of Cwmlech Manor / Delia Sherman
Gethsemane / Elizabeth Knox
Summer people / Kelly Link
Peace in our time / Garth Nix
Nowhere fast / Christopher Rowe
Finishing school / Kathleen Jennings
Steam girl / Dylan Horrocks
Everything amiable and obliging / Holly Black
Oracle engine / M. T. Anderson
Summary: A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.
Additional Contributors: Link, Kelly
Grant, Gavin J.
ISBN: 9780763648435
0763648434
Branch Call Number: y STEAMPUNK 2011
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Report This Oct 27, 2013
  • Riri_Goei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm usually not into anthologies, but this one captured my attention right away. This anthology opened doors to the Steampunk genre for me, and I loved it!! Cory Doctorow's Clockwork Fagin is seriously one of the best short stories I've read. The one in Ancient Rome (I forget the title) is also a must-read.

Report This Aug 26, 2013
  • thomd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This collection of Steampunk stories mostly avoid Victorian England and range from the Roman Empire to the future. They are generally quite good, though not all of course. I especially enjoyed Dylan Horrock's Steam Girl and Cory Doctorow's Clockwork Fagin. (Aug 9-26)

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • isaacasimov rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I put on my best pair of reading oculars, pumped the bellows to stoke the forge fires before I sat in my most comfortable sitting apparatus, pulled at the levers to recline into a more suitable position and began a wondrous journey into the realm of the mechanics that drive the pulleys, cogs and conveyers that move the clockwork mechanisms forward in the world of Steampunk.

Most of the stories were quite good (I really liked Hand In Glove and the Ghost of Cwymlech Manor). However, that one by Cassandra Clare? Painfully bad.

Report This Apr 25, 2012
  • Incinerated_Newt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fun and engaging. I love the different styles of stories and the slightly modern twist on steampunk content. Like any anthology, some authors do better than others with the subject matter, but overall this is a great read.

Report This Dec 28, 2011
  • neko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great collection that adds to the breadth to the idea of Steampunk. Fantastic!

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