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Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Sto... by Kelly Link
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Oct 12, 2011

it was amazing
Read in October, 2011

I’m not sure why this anthology is listed as Young Adult, because other than a lot of the characters being young, there is nothing juvenile about it. The stories are varied in setting; some actually step outside of the standard Victorian England setting that steampunk usually is set in- one is even set in ancient Rome. Fourteen well known authors provide us with tales of airships, mechanical men and oracles, time twisting technology, ghosts, geothermal drilling and a lot more. Some, I admit, didn’t really seem like steampunk, but they were very good stories- just not perhaps the stories for this anthology.

Most anthologies are very uneven and I end up being bored by some of the stories and downright hate a couple. This one, though, held my interest throughout; there is not one story in it that I disliked. If you have any interest in steampunk literature- or even a love of fantasy- get this book.
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