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Steel and Bone by Penny  Freeman
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really liked it
bookshelves: steampunk

My review is based on an ARC.

I haven't read a lot of steampunk,but each time I started a new story from this anthology, I got sucked right into the narrative. The theme I was most interested in throughout the book was the incorporation of mechanicals into the human body and how that impacts our essential qualities as mortals.

I loved the range of settings and cultural influences--everything from the spice trade to the upper reaches of our atmosphere.

But lest this collection seem inaccessible to someone who hasn't read much speculative fiction, I also want to emphasize how grounded the stories were in human relationships--between husbands and wives, fathers and sons, friends, servants, acquaintances, machines and automatons.

I definitely recommend this collection for fun summer reading.
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Reading Progress

May 17, 2015 – Started Reading
May 17, 2015 – Shelved
June 4, 2015 – Shelved as: steampunk
June 4, 2015 – Finished Reading

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