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20001: A Steampunk Odyssey

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"I'm sorry, Captain Nemo. I can't let you do that."

In 1870, Jules Verne published 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, an instant classic of Victorian science fiction that took readers a fantastical journey beneath the waves with dreams of wondrous technologies. A century later, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick directed 2001: A Space Odyssey, a classic of modern science fiction film th
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 241 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Kindling Press
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Jacob
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Steampunk: an evocative word for an evocative subgenre. Steampunk, for those who haven't encountered it yet, envisages an alternate history of antiquity - a world in which the Victorians invented airships like this:
Or where Babbage completed his analytical engine! A world, in short, in which technology, mysticism and manners mix with the aesthetic of steam: gears, dials, cogs, and a helping of Victorian fashion. Steampunk's more than the aest
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5 Things About...20001: A Steampunk Odyssey

1. So, steampunk. It's an interesting genre: Victorian classiness meets clockwork. Up to this point, my perspective of steampunk as been just for aesthetic. I could easily recognize and enjoy it in art, cosplay, that sort of thing. The plus on this anthology is that it really fits the imagery associated with steampunk.

2. That being said, if you're not just trying to evoke appreciation of the style, there is a lot of world-building
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Mike
Mar 31, 2012 marked it as partly-read
Story after story stops without actually ending. I finally stopped reading without finishing, which I suppose is a kind of meta commentary on the stories.
C.A. Wilke
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this anthology. Peter's story alone is a great adventure, but all of the authors put in really great and fun stories. This anthology is packed with classic Steampunk adventure and style.
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"No one is safe around a writer." - Lanford Wilson, American playwright (1937-2011)

Peter A. Smalley was not so much born as he was the object of a suitably ominous origin story. If only Marvel had been more attentive, "I, Writer" might even now be a successful comic and movie franchise starring Colin Farrell. So it goes.

Like so many writers and mad scientists, Peter knew from an early age he was d
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