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Willful Impropriety by Ekaterina Sedia
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Jan 11, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: neovictorians-and-steampunk
Read in January, 2013

This collection was a delightful surprise -- neoVictorian stories -- some involving magic or steampunk elements, some not -- in which impropriety is a theme in its many forms. With stories by Genevieve Valentine, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Mary Robinette Kowal contributing, it's already clear it's going to be above average. Most of the writers had a solid sense of the time period they were playing with -- I caught the word "deconstruct" used once, which took me out of the moment -- but overall they skewer the conventions nicely, often playfully.

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