Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution
Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernised technology, this entertaining and edgy new anthology is the third instalment in a best-selling steampunk series. Featuring a renegade collective of writers and artists -- from beloved legends to rising talents -- the steam-driven past is rebooted and powered by originality, wit, and adventure. Lev Grossman offers a different take on the Six Million Dollar Man who possesses appendages and workings from recycled metal parts, yet remains fully human, resilient, and determined. Catherynne M Valente explores a new form of parenting within the merging of man and machine while Cherie Priest presents a new, unsettling mode of transportation. Bruce Sterling introduces steampunk's younger cousin, salvage-punk, while speculating on how cities will be built in the future using pre-existing materials and Jeff VanderMeer takes an anti-steampunk perspective as a creator must turn his back on an utterly destructive creation. Going beyond the simple realms of corsets and goggles, this engaging collection takes readers on a wild ride through Victoriana and beyond.
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.