I love science fiction. I always have. I like the “what if” aspects of everything. Steampunk is one aspect of science fiction that I find fascinating. The historical mash up with the futuristic…
In this book, Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories is a really fun read. There are fourteen authors giving us stories of “alternate universes 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.”
Aimed at young adults, anyone will enjoy these stories. I’m most definitely not YA – but I loved this anthology. It’s been out for a couple of years (2011), so you may have a hard time finding it, but it is definitely worth a look. Some of the authors include Cory Doctorow, Garth Nix, Holly Black, Kathleen Jennings and more.
Like most anthologies, there were stories I absolutely loved, and others that were “okay” – but overall, I enjoyed the entire book enough to recommend it to you all. You can find it at Amazon and Candlewick Press.