Steampunk II has ratings and 67 reviews. Debbie said: I ordered this book in a fit of indulgence a couple of years ago, along with a lot of other tit. As Ann and Jeff VanderMeer discuss below, however, that DIY culture is frequently unaware of its own literary roots. Their new anthology, Steampunk, from. Ann VanderMeer (née Kennedy) is an American publisher and editor, and the second female In October , VanderMeer edited a third volume of the Steampunk series, Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution, also published by Tachyon.

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Read it for sure. We’re going to correct it in the second edition, but it was funny because I got a phone call from him saying, “Jeff, it’s not onions. She is the founder of Buzzcity Press. I just really wanted to see how it would end and how the characters vandermesr escape their situation. Steampunk Malbuch 1 Nick Snels.

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It was a pleasant read, and I am always This anthology contains 22 stories plus the unofficial history of Steampunk. Definitely, that was a tricky thing, because a lot of the more recognizable steampunk fiction that you’re going to see out there is at novel-length, and of course there’s not as much short fiction that’s recognized that way.

Cherie Priest’s “Tanglefoot,” about a young boy who creates his steamupnk automaton who then basically begins sabotaging things around him, was simply creepy. You don’t have to be a fan of steampunk–or even really know what it is–to enjoy this work. If you are deciding that you may want to start, this could be a good place. The rest was great stuff that entertained. Oct 25, Stefan rated it really liked it Vanfermeer Closing out the collection are two more non-fiction pieces, including a look at steampunk in pop culture at large by Geek Curmudgeon Rick Claw, and a look at steampunk in the comic book medium by Bill Baker.

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He is a fascinating writer and this story was shockingly steampun, written about an obtuse subject that kept me guessing regarding what was going to happen at the end. I’m still not sure what the subtext really is, I’d have to read it again, vandermeeer the dreariness is so apparent, that when the resolution spews forth, it hammers home succinctly. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination. Jeff is married to Ann VanderMeer, who is currently an acquiring editor at Tor.

This anthology steapunk 22 stories plus the unofficial history of Steampunk. Of vanderjeer 26 stories in this volume, only five held my attention to the end.

Jan 18, Debra rated it it was amazing. Stephen Baxter in particular specializes in hard scifi, which is a world of difference away from steampunk.

Aug 23, Stefan rated it liked it Shelves: The best thing about anthologies, with so many stories to choose I have never really been a big fan of science fiction or fantasy, and it wasn’t until I began reading ebooks that I first heard of the genre known as “steampunk”.

May 22, Benjamin Thomas rated it it was ok Shelves: As someone who frequently teaches this material, I was glad to see an anthology that represents the full range of steampunk possibilities. Archived from the original on For the reader who reads it from beginning to end it would become — although there’s change in tone from piece to piece, a little too much. Solid anthology, as per usual from Ann VanderMeer. And sometimes those ways are reactionary and escapist, depending on the needs of the story, and sometimes they’re not.

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The humorous tale features a turn of the century sgeampunk club in Baltimore and their quest to resolve a dispute and thus get a husband back to work and out of his wife’s garden. Just recently finished this last one.

A desktop computer styled in a steampunk fashion from Wikipedia. But his souless begins to take on a life of its own. The Edisonade is American. Preview — Steampunk by Jeff VanderMeer. Nov 20, Meg rated it it was amazing Shelves: I finished reading and sat for a while just mulling over what I had read and now, days later I can still pull up the details in my vanrermeer as fresh as though I had read them yesterday.

The ideas behind the stories were imaginative enough, but the execution of most of them was dull and lifeless. Jun 03, Katelynn rated it it was ok Shelves: Rather it is the Incas, who have developed thei Steampunk Reloaded is a rather good collection of steampunk tales.

Books by Ann VanderMeer. Not bad for a collection of Steampunk short stories and vandermwer excerpts and a couple of surveys.

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While there were a couple of good stories in this too long collection, they were vastly overwhelmed by far too much drek in desperate need of editing.

Volume 1 was pretty good. When I can’t decide what to read next, I dive into a story or two. Locus Award Nominee for Best Anthology Steampunk Malbuch vandermeer Nick Snels.

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