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Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction (The Exile Book of... Anthology Series #12)

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Welcome to an alternate Canada, where steam technology and the wonders and horrors of the mechanical age have reshaped the past into something both wholly familiar yet compellingly different. These fifteen supercharged all-new tales reimagine Canadian historical events, explore other Canadas, and gather inspiration from the northern landscape to make us wonder: what if his ...more
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Published May 1st 2016 by Exile Editions
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Canadian authored short stories featuring inclusion of a variety of nationalities along with creative and imaginative steampunk fiction. Unique.

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Mike Perschon
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I'm going to update this review as I read through each story in Clockwork Canada, a (so far!) outstanding steampunk anthology from Exile Editions. Exile publishes themed anthologies with a Canadian focus - I own their zombie and apocalyptic anthos as well, and will review that later this year. I was sent Clockwork Canada for review, and I'm so glad it was.

I really enjoyed Editor Dominik Parisien's introduction: it's short, sweet, and doesn't make any grandiose claims for steampunk, as many stea
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Caroline C
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm greatly enjoying this collection of short stories which have Canadian and steampunk elements! Very readable, and it's wonderful to be introduced to some interesting and new (to me) writers.
Chris Patrick Carolan
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic collection of steampunk stories, each wildly different from the next. I always enjoy finding a steampunk story set anywhere other than London, so to discover an anthology of tales set in various Canadian locations was a true breath of fresh air. There are some absolute gems in here - 'The Seven O'Clock Man' by Kate Heartfield, 'The Harpoonist' by Brent Nichols, 'Crew 255' by Claire Humphrey, and 'East Wind in Carrall Street' by Holly Schofield were among my favorites. Absolutely reco ...more
Derek Newman-Stille
Steampunk has often struck me as a genre that has tended toward overly rosey views of the Edwardian and Victorian Eras. The steampunk tales I have read have often uncritically represented colonialism as adventure, portrayed technology divorced from the horrible conditions of the factories, ignored massive wealth disparity and troubling social conditions. It is a genre that is ripe with neo-futurist possibilities to invite critical engagements with ideas of historicity and presentness, but often ...more
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Anthologies are always hit-and-miss, but this one has way more hits than misses. Great collection of stories!
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Honourable mention goes to Strange Things Done, Our Chymical Seance, and Komagata Maru
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Dominik Parisien is an editor, poet, and writer. He is the co-editor, along with Navah Wolfe, of several anthologies for Saga Press, including The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. He is also the editor of the first anthology of Canadian steampunk, Clockwork Canada (Exile Editions). He was an editorial assistant for various anthologies, including The Time Traveler’s Almanac (Tor), Sisters of the Revo ...more
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