Steampunk! by Gavin J. Grant
An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

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Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and re-craft a world of automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans solve crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships. Here, fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, embrace the genre’s established themes and refashion them in surprising ways and settings as diverse as Appalachia, ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California. Visionaries Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have invited all-new explorations and expansions, taking a genre already rich, strange, and inventive in the extreme and challenging contributors to remake it from the ground up. The result is an anthology that defies its genre even as it defines it.

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Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short stories, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have won the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question ?Why do you want to go around the world?” (”Because you can't go through it.”)Link and her family live in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they started the occasional zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
Published October 11, 2011 by Candlewick. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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12 & up) Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2011 ...

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This book's editors identify Jules Verne as the granddaddy of steampunk, but I think HG Wells is its main man;

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Portland Book Review

There’s real magic here, it’s filled to bursting with tales of impossible technology, it works because the authors remind us that it’s nothing but baubles and brass fittings, without a human touch.

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Since we no longer had to beg all day long, we children of St Aggie’s had time in plenty, and Monty had no shortage of skilled volunteers who wanted to work with him on Grinder II, as he called it.

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If you loved Kenneth Oppel's Airborn and sequels Skybreaker and Starclimber, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince, and Philip Reeve's Fever Crumb and A Web of Air, this collection of the strange and marvelous will be something to savor!

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