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Starred Review. The dynamic VanderMeers follow 2008's Steampunk with this engaging anthology of 23 stories (three original to this volume, including Jeffrey Ford's "Dr. Lash Remembers"), two essays (including one by Gail Carriger), and a roundtable interview, all of which define, deepen, and demonstrate the clockwork beauty of automaton-laden science fiction. Standouts include Tanith Lee's madness-inspired "The Persecution Machine"; Caitlín R. Kiernan's hauntingly beautiful tale of "The Steam Dancer (1896)"; Marc Laidlaw's photographic encyclopedia of "Great Breakthroughs in Darkness"; Sydney Padua's comic "Lovelace and Babbage: Origins, with Salamander"; the frightening Pinocchio of Cherie Priest's "Tanglefoot"; William Gibson's proto-steampunk tale "The Gernsback Continuum"; and "Flying Fish ÿPrometheus' (A Fantasy of the Future)" by Vilhelm Bergsøe, a Danish contemporary of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Fabulous interior design by John Coulthart completes this worthy sequel to its well-regarded predecessor. (Nov.) (c)
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Pretty much what you expect. Not great literature, but a fun escape.Published 4 days ago by Mickeymc40
The second installment of the Steampunk anthology series is a very different beast, production-wise, than the first volume, with graphic elements, pictures, photomontages and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stephen Mann
This anthology contains 22 stories plus the unofficial history of Steampunk. While I recognize some of the authors – Gibson – Priest – Baxter – Kiernan, I was not familiar with... Read morePublished 20 months ago by fastreader
In the introduction to this collection the VanderMeers do not give a clear definition of what is steampunk. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Ray Garraty
This is a second anthology of essays and fiction about Steampunk. This collection is especially pretty, and includes lots of black and white illustrations. Good job!Published on February 13, 2013 by Mary Lou Sullivan
It is used a bit but still great. No ripped pages and no creases on the cover considering that its paper-backed. It came in quick and in time, glad I got it here.Published on January 23, 2013 by Julie Yang
I read this several times, it's an excellent book to get the latest info on the subject, it's a good read!Published on January 4, 2013 by Neal LaFrance
Compared to the first Steampunk anthology I consider this one a massive improvement. Although I thought a few stories did deviate from what I consider true Steampunk I enjoyed all... Read morePublished on December 24, 2011 by James D. Crabtree