Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories that originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances.
Ann VanderMeer is the Hugo Award-winning editor of "Weird Fiction Review." She was the fiction editor at "Weird Tales" and the publisher of Buzzcity Press, work for which received the British Fantasy, International Horror Guild, and Rhysling awards. An expert on Victoriana, she is the co-editor of the bestselling World Fantasy Award-nominated Steampunk series. Her other anthologies include the Best American Fantasy and Leviathan series, "The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases," "The New Weird," and "Last Drink, Bird Head." Jeff VanderMeer is the best-selling author of "City of Saints and Madmen," the noir thriller "Finch," and the quintessential guide to writers, "Booklife." His award-winning novels have made the year's best lists at "Publishers Weekly," the "San Francisco Chronicle," and the "Wall Street Journal." His nonfiction and reviews have appeared in "Washington Post Book World," the "Huffington Post," and the "New York Times Book Review."