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Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Sto... by Kelly Link
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Sep 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: anthologies, sf, time-travel, young-adult
Read from September 25 to October 22, 2011 — I own a copy

I invariably like steampunk more when it is taken out of its expected context. Kelly Link and Gavin Grant went out of their way to do that with this delightful YA anthology. I love that the stories are set in Appalachia and Canada and Australia and ancient Rome, and that they intersect with the tropes of time travel and alternate world fiction, among other subgenres. The YA protagonists also provide a refreshing perspective on the genre. My favorite pieces in the book were Cory Doctorow's "Clockwork Fagin," Cassandra Clare's "Some Fortunate Future Day," Shawn Cheng's "Seven Days Beset by Demons," Kelly Link's "The Summer People," Christopher Rowe's "Nowhere Fast," and Dylan Horrocks' "Steam Girl." I think I've just named half the book. I should also add that this is an absolutely gorgeous hardcover.
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Jammies I am sooooo jealous!


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