The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures Looking to the future through the lens of the past here is a second fantastic collection of over typically anarchic mash ups that push the boundaries of steampunk from the same editor of the bests

  • Title: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures
  • Author: Sean Wallace Jonathan Wood Chris Robertson C.S.E. Cooney Catherine Tobler Alex Dally MacFarlane Gord Sellar Tony Pi
  • ISBN: 9780762454648
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Looking to the future through the lens of the past, here is a second fantastic collection of over 30 typically anarchic mash ups that push the boundaries of steampunk from the same editor of the bestselling Mammoth Book of Steampunk.

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    1. I have never read any Steampunk so this seemed to be a good place to start. There are 26 different short stories in here from stars of the genre like Cherie Priest to others that I have never heard of. As with any short story collection you do get a mixed bag. There were some really good ones that captured the essence of Steampunk perfectly, with the machines, dirigibles and automata making you feel that the time machine that you had just stepped out of had bought you to a very different world. [...]

    2. Seven stories were actually good. The rest were O.K but not especially memorable. Details to follow on my blog.

    3. As usual with these compilations the quality was variable, but overall this was a good read. Some of the stories were barely what I would call Steampunk - it was like some of the writers thought they'd better add a clockwork object or two to make their stories more steampunk. My favourite stories were Smoke, by Christopher Barzak, Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil, by Carrie Vaughn, Anna In the Moonlight, by Jonathan Wood, Selin That Has Grown In the Desert, by Alex Dally Ma [...]

    4. Finished "Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil" by Carrie Vaughn, which is basically a mini Indiana Jones adventure if Indy were a woman and a princess, and I very much want to know if there's more!Also read "Smoke City" by Christopher Barzak last night, and the world building and imagery there is amazing and beautiful."The Colliers' Venus (1893)" by Caitlin R. Kiernan has excellent world building and structure. I'm also super into the thoughts expressed about time.

    5. This collection is a mixed bag, and I'm glad of that. Stories that don't quite behave as they ought are stories written by authors and picked by editors who are pushing at boundaries. Some of these stories are not comfortable for me to read ('Five Hundred and Ninety-Nine' and 'Anna in the Moonlight', for example). The diverse viewpoints are greatly welcomed, and they add fascinating layers of conflict.I really admired 'The Clockworks of Hanyang' and 'Selim that has Grown in the Desert'.

    6. First ThoughtsI picked this up while I was writing my first Steampunk novel, hoping to get a glimpse into his mysterious world of amazing steam and clockwork powered inventions, and alternate universes where electricity was obsolete. I was hoping for grandiose descriptions, compelling characters, incredible machines, fantastical worlds, and grungy, sooty Victorian-Era stories. What I got was a little bit of that, but mostly it was other genres set in a steampunk world where you don’t see much [...]

    7. What a great collection of stories! And what a lot of new authors to look out for now!There are a lot of very different Steampunk worlds here, including the African country of Everfair from Nisi Shawl, a Thai post-apocolyptic world from Benjanun Sriduangkaew, an Aztec maker of clockwork birds from Aliette de Bodard, and many more, with airships and mechanical creatures and fairgrounds full of marvels, a floating city full of opera houses, the Mongolian plains, the beginning of the film industry [...]

    8. So I didn't finish this book. To me, the quality of the stories was kind of weak and some of them had only the most tenuous claim to steampunk. That'd be okay, if the quality of the stories was better. On my Couldn't Finish shelf.

    9. I greatly enjoyed reading all the stories in this volume. While not all of them were my style, I appreciated seeing how different authors approach the subject and do Steampunk in their way. I am trying to write a Steampunk story of my own so this rounded out some new perspectives for me.

    10. Like many Short Story anthologies, this book is uneven. Recommended by a friend, if you like the genre, I say give it a try.

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