Steampunk! an Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
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In the first major YA steampunk anthology, fourteen top storytellers push the genre's mix of sci-fi, fantasy, history, and adventure in fascinating new directions.
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.
Kelly Link is the author of two collections, "Stranger Things Happen", and "Magic For Beginners" (one of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year). Stories from her collections have won the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Tiptree, and Locus awards, and her work has recently appeared in "A Public Space, Firebirds Rising", and "Best American"" Short Stories 2005". Link and Gavin J. Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000. They have published the zine "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet" ("Tiny, but celebrated" -- Washington Post) for ten years. An anthology, "The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet", will be published this autumn.