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Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. The elegant allure of this popular new genre is represented in this rich collection by distinctively talented authors, including:
"Introduction: The 19th Century Roots of Steampunk" by Jess Nevins
"Benediction: Excerpt from The Warlord of the Air" by Michael Moorcock "Lord Kelvin's Machine" by James P. Blaylock "The Giving Mouth" by Ian R. MacLeod "A Sun in the Attic" by Mary Gentle "The God-Clown is Near" by Jay Lake "The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down: A Dime Novel" by Joe R. Lansdale "The Selene Gardening Society" by Molly Brown "Seventy-Two Letters" by Ted Chiang "The Martian Agent, A Planetary Romance" by Michael Chabon "Victoria" by Paul Di Filippo "Reflected Light" by Rachel E. Pollock "Minutes of the Last Meeting" by Stepan Chapman "Excerpt from the Third and Last Volume of Tribes of the Pacific Coast" by Neal Stephenson "The Steam-Driven Time Machine: A Pop Culture Survey" by Rick Klaw "The Essential Sequential Steampunk: A Modest Survey of the Genre within the Comic Book Medium" by Bill Baker