Book Review: Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories is a collection of tales from the two editors as well as Garth Nix , Christopher Rowe, Kathleen Jennings, Dylan Horrocks, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Cory Doctorow, Shawn Cheng, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Delia Sherman, Elizabeth Knox. With a line up of authors like this, there really is something for all interested readers: tweens, teens and adults alike. The stories range widely, including to in graphic format, and anyone interested to experience a sampling of where steampunk can take you should read and enjoy this title. No two stories included are anything alike, and only related through a thin thread of steampunk-like attributes in each story. Although some of the stories were harder to see the steampunk in than others, some might be labeled fantasy or science fiction rather than steampunk by genre purists, but I think the variety just shows how much ground the genre can cover. This is not your average steampunk, but can serve as a great introduction or continued exploration of the genre.

See my complete review here on Associated Content.
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