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MECH: Age of Steel is a collection of 24 mecha-inspired short stories in the spirit of Pacific Rim, Macross, Transformers, Robotech, Gundam, Evangelion, and more. MECH features a vast array of tales featuring giant, human-piloted, robot war machines wreaking havoc in blasted cities, or on dystopian landscapes, or around space stations and asteroids against a cosmic backdro ...more
Paperback, 658 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by Ragnarok Publications (first published January 1st 2017)
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Darren
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I was a kid, we had a game called “Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots”. There was a red robot and a blue robot in a boxing ring, you controlled the arms with a couple of yellow buttons. The object was to knock your opponents block off. Why am I telling you this? Well flash forward around forty or so years, and my block was knocked off by Mechs: Age of Steel!

If you are a fan of the following franchises: PACIFIC RIM, ROBOTECH, GUNDAM, EVAGELION, BATTLETECH, or if you fell in love with the AT-ST in Star
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Matisse
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Still working my way though the second half of it, but I've got the gist of what this collection offers.

I was wondering, in my own writing, how to translate the visual language of Super Fightin' Robots into prose. MECH shows you that there's no one way to go about it, and there's not really a clean way, either. The more memorable stories use supernatural or down-to-earth storytelling ('The Cold and The Dark' and 'The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Gray' are my favorites for this reason), while the
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Brandon
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great stories. I am baffled by the random short previews in the middle. Either include the whole story or don't. Or if you insist on putting previews in, put them at the back. Other than that, worth reading.
Jason Copenhaver
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Turns out.. i like the occasional Mech story.. not a whole book of them. The continuous war theme really dragged on me.
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