Steampunk II

Steampunk II

Steampunk Reloaded

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Baker & Taylor
Features short stories within the genre that were written during the last decade, along with discussions about its future and how the genre should be defined.

Perseus Publishing
Gentle Readers, after the outraged letters following our first volume, I would be remiss not to warn you. The handsome tome of classic and original fiction, nonfiction, and illustrations is perhaps even more shocking than its predecessor. And yet, I see that your curiosity is piqued, so....

Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein dwell the breathless adventures that you secretly seek. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated Cast-Iron Kid.

Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed experts, under pain of ridicule, will reveal Top Secret Historical Enticements. Be dazzled by the first English translation of the quintessential Steampunk story “Flying Fish Prometheus” by Vilhelm Bergsøe.

Oooh and Ahhh at the Subculture Contraptor Lounge: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth on the fashionable subjects of fashion, fiction, and more. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt’s “Steampunk Manifesto” shares his musings amusing and profound on the future of Steam.

Look Upon Our Brass-Plated Wonders: From the rough streets of modern-day Manchester, world-famous adventurer John Coulthart provides the near-tactile visual experience of this elaborative tome. He is joined by the likes of the artistes Secret Agent Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a. Winona Cookie) and Lovereaftian maestro Eric Orchard.

Meet the Masterminds: Editors Extraordinaire Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the well-known literary vagabonds and mesmerists, do fully guarantee your satisfaction. However, the publisher does regret that the VanderMeers have become mysteriously unavailable to respond to any grievances.

It’s Steampunk—and it’s reloaded.


Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Tachyon, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 426 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781616960018
1616960019
Branch Call Number: Stea
Additional Contributors: VanderMeer, Ann
VanderMeer, Jeff

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lasertravis Sep 24, 2013

Got this specifically for "Balfour and Meriwether in the Adventure of the Emperor's Vengeance". I love Daniel Abraham, but this was pretty unimpressive even for a short story. Very much reeks of two less cerebral Holmes and Watson clones dipped in watered down Indiana Jones. Well written, but uninspired, character development and dialogue. The plot was OK, and what can you really ask for in 20 pages? Hrm. Didn't read the rest of the book (and won't at least this time around) so I can't rate the book, but the one story I read was average.

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