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Steampunk by Jeff VanderMeer
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Nov 08, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: literature-disguised-as-science-fic, steampunkery, literature-fantastique

A pretty good collection of short fiction. Ian R. Macleod’s “The Giving Mouth” and Stepan Chapman’s “Minutes of the Last Meeting.” are mind-blowing chunks of weirdness that are the highlights here and high points in those writer’s careers. Ted Chiang’s “72 Letters” is genius like everything(very little so far) Chiang has offered to us. Excerpts from Moorcock’s Warlord of the Air and Difillipo’s Steampunk Trilogy show good taste. The Lansdale and Blaylock tales are light but fun takes on dime novels. Only sour point is there is no Waldrop. “Custer’s Last Jump” and “Fin de Cycle” could have fit in wonderfully. Looks better than the New Weird compilation and bodes well for the Vandermeers career as anthologists

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