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Gentle Readers, after the outraged letters following our first volume, I would be remiss not to warn you. The handsome tome of classic and original fiction, nonfiction, and illustrations is perhaps even more shocking than its predecessor. And yet, I see that your curiosity is piqued, so....

Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein dwell the breathless adventures that you secretly seek. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated Cast-Iron Kid.

Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed experts, under pain of ridicule, will reveal Top Secret Historical Enticements. Be dazzled by the first English translation of the quintessential Steampunk story “Flying Fish Prometheus” by Vilhelm Bergsøe.

Oooh and Ahhh at the Subculture Contraptor Lounge: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth on the fashionable subjects of fashion, fiction, and more. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatts “Steampunk Manifesto” shares his musings amusing and profound on the future of Steam.

Look Upon Our Brass-Plated Wonders: From the rough streets of modern-day Manchester, world-famous adventurer John Coulthart provides the near-tactile visual experience of this elaborative tome. He is joined by the likes of the artistes Secret Agent Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a. Winona Cookie) and Lovereaftian maestro Eric Orchard.

Meet the Masterminds: Editors Extraordinaire Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the well-known literary vagabonds and mesmerists, do fully guarantee your satisfaction. However, the publisher does regret that the VanderMeers have become mysteriously unavailable to respond to any grievances.

Its Steampunk—and its reloaded.

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This artfully assembled anthology of original fiction, nonfiction, and art can serve as an introduction to the steampunk culture or provide dedicated fans with more fuel. Includes works by Daniel Abraham, John Coulthart, William Gibson, and Margo Lanagan.

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Blending the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with modern scientific advances, the popular Steampunk genre spotlighted in this collection is innovative and stimulates the imagination. This artfully assembled anthology of original fiction, nonfiction, and art can serve as an introduction to the Steampunk culture or provide dedicated fans with more fuel. Stories of outlandishly imaginative technologies, clockwork contraptions, eccentric heroines, and mad scientists are complemented by canon-defining nonfiction and an array of original illustrations. This collection showcases the most sensational Steampunk talents of the last decade, including Daniel Abraham, John Coulthart, William Gibson, and Margo Lanagan, and demonstrates exactly why the future of the past is so excitingly new.

About the Author

Ann VanderMeer is the publisher of Buzzcity Press and the fiction editor for Weird Tales. Jeff VanderMeer is the founder and editor for Ministry of Whimsy Press. He is the author of City of Saints and Madmen, Secret Life, Shriek, and Veniss Underground. He is the editor of the Leviathan series and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases. Coeditors of the Best American Fantasy series and Steampunk, they both live in Tallahassee, Florida.

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emmejo, June 7, 2011 (view all comments by emmejo)
I loved the Vandermeers' short story collection Steampunk and so when I saw this in the bookstore I bought it right away. Unfortunately it didn't have same playfully avante-guard and slightly reckless feel of the first. This book felt like the editors were playing it safe with many bland, middle-of-the-road pieces. What I loved about the first was the huge variety in styles, dates written and subjects. Sure it was a mishmash, but it worked. I'm not sure if this collection did.

One thing I really missed in this book were the lighter, pulpy pieces that I think capture the adventurous, creative, dramatic and sometimes flighty spirit of some steampunk. I liked the Edisonades, even if they weren't PC.

There were a few highlights in here I feel I should mention: Caitlin R. Kiernan's The Steam Dancer was lovely and touching, Andrew Knighton's The Cast-Iron Kid was a slightly Neo-Edisonion tale that made me miss the few pulpy stories of the first collection, Margo Lanagan's Machine Maid caused me to wonder why we don't see more steampunk-type stories set in the Australian Outback, Shweta Narayan's The Mechanical Aviary of Emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar was an elegant, dreamlike tale, Cherie Priest's Tanglefoot was gripping and convinced me to give her novel Boneshaker a go, and James L. Grant & Lisa Mantchev's story As Recorded on Brass Cylinders: Adagio for Two Dancers was fascinating with good characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781616960018
Author:
Vandermeer, Ann
Publisher:
Tachyon Publications
Editor:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Author:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , This artfully assembled anthology of original fiction, nonfiction, and art can serve as an introduction to the steampunk culture or provide dedicated fans with more fuel. Includes works by Daniel Abraham, John Coulthart, William Gibson, and Margo Lanagan.
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Blending the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with modern scientific advances, the popular Steampunk genre spotlighted in this collection is innovative and stimulates the imagination. This artfully assembled anthology of original fiction, nonfiction, and art can serve as an introduction to the Steampunk culture or provide dedicated fans with more fuel. Stories of outlandishly imaginative technologies, clockwork contraptions, eccentric heroines, and mad scientists are complemented by canon-defining nonfiction and an array of original illustrations. This collection showcases the most sensational Steampunk talents of the last decade, including Daniel Abraham, John Coulthart, William Gibson, and Margo Lanagan, and demonstrates exactly why the future of the past is so excitingly new.

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