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Steampunk II by Ann VanderMeer
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Feb 13, 2011

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bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Read in February, 2011

Collection of stories in a sub-genre of science fiction/fantasy. I really liked Catherynne M. Valente's story "The anachronist's cookbook" as it was really the only story with a strong dose of feminism. Cherie Priest's "Tanglefoot," about a young boy who creates his own automaton who then basically begins sabotaging things around him, was simply creepy. Samantha Henderson's "Wild Copper," with Titania and Oberon making an appearance, had a more traditionally touch of fantasy that I liked, and William Gibson's "The Germsback Continuum" seemed oddly realistic to me. Really intriguing collection of stories. I do feel like I rushed myself a little bit on it, though, and I didn't actually read everything.

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