Steam-Powered by Mike Allen
Lesbian Steampunk Stories

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The fifteen tantalizing, thrilling, and ingenious tales in Steam-Powered put a new spin on steampunk by putting women where they belong -- in the captain's chair, the laboratory, and one another's arms. Here you'll meet inventors, diamond thieves, lonely pawn brokers, clockwork empresses, brilliant asylum inmates, and privateers in the service of San Francisco's eccentric empire. Though they hail from across the globe and universes far away, each character is driven to follow her own path to independence and to romance. The women of Steam-Powered push steampunk to its limits and beyond. "From colonial India to New Orleans in slavery times, from a rogue San Francisco to the Lower East Side of old New York, these stories are thoughtful, wide-ranging, exciting, and often very, very sexy. Anybody who thinks that "steampunk" and "lesbian" are niche interests should read Steam-Powered and get their horizons seriously expanded." -Delia Sherman, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner and author of Through a Brazen Mirror.

About Mike Allen

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Born in Massachusetts in 1980, JoSelle Vanderhooft lived most of her adult life in Utah and currently lives in Florida. She is the author of several poetry collections, including The Minotaur's Last Letter to His Mother (Ash Phoenix, 2007), The Bram Stoker-nominated Ossuary (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2007), Fathers, Daughters, Ghosts and Monsters (Van-Zeno Press, 2009), The Memory Palace (Norilana Books, 2009), Death Masks (Papaveria Press, 2012) and DESERT SONGS (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2012). Her poetry and fiction have appeared online and in print in a number of publications, including Cabinet des Fees, Helix, Jabberwocky, Mythic, Mythic Delirium, The Seventh Quarry, and Star*Line. In addition to the Bram Stoker Award, she has been nominated for the Rhysling Award and short listed for the Gaylaxtic Spectrum Award for her anthology, Sleeping Beauty, Indeed (Torquere Press, 2006) and her short story "Were." She is also the editor of numerous anthologies. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with her partner, an ever-expanding library, and a gloriously orange tabby cat, Oscar.
Published January 26, 2011 by Torquere Press, Inc.. 378 pages
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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