Steampunk III by Ann VanderMeer
Steampunk Revolution (The Steampunk Anthologies)

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Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernized technology, this entertaining and edgy new anthology is the third installment in a bestselling steampunk series. Featuring a renegade collective of writers and artists—from beloved legends to rising talents—the steam-driven past is rebooted and powered by originality, wit, and adventure. Lev Grossman offers a different take on the Six Million Dollar Man who possesses appendages and workings from recycled metal parts, yet remains fully human, resilient, and determined. Catherynne M. Valente explores a new form of parenting within the merging of man and machine while Cherie Priest presents a new, unsettling mode of transportation. Bruce Sterling introduces steampunk’s younger cousin, salvage-punk, while speculating on how cities will be built in the future using preexisting materials and Jeff VanderMeer takes an antisteampunk perspective as a creator must turn his back on an utterly destructive creation. Going beyond the simple realms of corsets and goggles, this engaging collection takes readers on a wild ride through Victoriana and beyond.


About Ann VanderMeer

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Ann VanderMeer is the Hugo Award-winning editor of Weird Tales and the founder of Buzzcity Press. She is the coeditor of numerous titles, including The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals, The New Weird, Steampunk, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, and The Steampunk Bible. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Published October 5, 2012 by Tachyon Publications. 433 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this third anthology focusing on the fast-evolving genre of steampunk (Steampunk; Steampunk Reloaded), contributor Margaret Killjoy writes in an essay, "Steampunk offers a level-headed (and top-hatted) critique of modernity." Along with four essays, the 39 stories of retrofuturism vary widely ...

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