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Steampunk is hot at the moment in literature, art and fashion: This collection taps into the ethos without ever seeming topical or transient, thanks to contributions rich with much more than just steam and brass fittings. . . . An excellent collection, full of unexpected delights.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Veteran editors Link and Grant serve up a delicious mix of original stories from 14 skilled writers and artists...Chockful of gear-driven automatons, looming dirigibles, and wildly implausible time machines, these often baroque, intensely anachronistic tales should please steampunks of all ages.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Within these pages, there's a little something for everyone...This exceptional anthology does great service to the steampunk subgenre and will do much to further its audience.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Editors Link and Gavin treat fans, old and new, to an array of fantastically rich stories in this polished, outstanding collection...the result is an anthology that is almost impossible to put down... From rebellious motorists to girl bandits, the characters in this imaginative collection shine, and there isn't a weak story in the mix; each one offers depth and delight.
—Booklist (starred review)
It is about time that steampunk short stories really got a focused and creative exploration in YA lit, and this anthology of fourteen pieces is an excellent start.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant are firm believers in the do-it-yourself ethos that powers the steampunk movement. They started a zine, founded an independent publishing house, own two letterpresses, and edited the fantasy half of THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR for five years. They live in western Massachusetts.
A few gems Only one of these stories I couldn't really finish. Comics don't hold up well on the Kindle, in my opinion, and the two presented here weren't all that great.Published 5 months ago by Keith Whitcomb Jr
Over all, I would say that this has something for everyone, but not everything will be enjoyed by everyone. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joe
This a great collection! I didn't expect it to be so good!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found most of the stories to be enjoyable -- "good reads".
I'm a newbie to the steampunk sub-genre of science fiction & fantasy, but didn't find the vision of... Read more
Actually enjoyed all of these. Some really different takes on steampunk, and female heroes actually represented quite a bit which was great.Published 13 months ago by David McCreath
This is an eclectic and somewhat odd mix of stories. A few of them just barely qualify as "steampunk". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Brian K. Miller
I highly recommend this book of short stories to anyone who enjoys fantasy of science fiction. Most stories told with tongue firmly implanted in cheek, I have just started on... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mike James
A great collection of steampunk stories. Each one very unique. Some YA themes, but a good read for any age.Published 19 months ago by Nicole Smith