Industrious dwarves, elven espionage, dragons and wondrous inventions feature, as well as a selection of thought provoking poetry. My personal favourites were Time by Windsong Levitch, and the series of Haiku’s by Michael Greenway, as well as the shorts from authors Kathryn Sullivan, CRS Bailey and Alexander S. Brown. I’m not usually a fan of short stories, as I often find they lack direction or conclusion. It usually means I either feel compelled to finish the book, or I simply put it down & forget about it. The great thing about this particular anthology is that it can easily be enjoyed in stages, as each story is complete in itself. There are also some lovely illustrations throughout, in-keeping with the Steampunk theme. The magical combination of fantastical elements makes this anthology the ultimate Steampunk lover’s companion.