Steampunk!

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Steampunk!

An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

By Kelly Link; Gavin J. Grant; Sarah Coomes (Performed by)

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781455822072

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

Description
Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and recraft a world of automatons, ornate clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, Utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans decked out in corsets, clockwerk suits, and tall black boots solve dastardly crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships.

Here, in the first major steampunk anthology for young adults, fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, embrace the genre's established blend of sci-fi and fantasy, action and adventure, history and romance, and refashion it in surprising ways and in settings as diverse as Canada, New Zealand, Appalachia, Wales, ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California.

Visionaries Link and Grant have invited all-new interpretations, 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 even as it defines the genre.



About the Author
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.

Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000.

Sarah Coomes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and spent three blissful years there, learning how to cry, speak Shakespeare, and stage fight like a tiger. She is a comedienne and an actress, appearing in numerous television shows in England, including a recurring role as Nurse Leonard in the popular series "EastEnders". She won the 2008 Westminster Prize for her play "Hookie" and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of "The Unforgotten Coat" by Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2011.