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Steampunk By Jeff VanderMeer Ann VanderMeer Joe R. Lansdale Molly Brown Ted Chiang Paul Di Filippo Rachel E. Pollock Stepan Chapman,

  • Title: Steampunk
  • Author: Jeff VanderMeer Ann VanderMeer Joe R. Lansdale Molly Brown Ted Chiang Paul Di Filippo Rachel E. Pollock Stepan Chapman
  • ISBN: 9781892391759
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 diriReplete 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 Content 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
    Steampunk Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories Steampunk originates in the romantic eleganc

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    1. I like Steampunk Unfortunately, if I didn t know that already, and had to base my judgement on this collection of short stories, then I would probably conclude that I really don t like Steampunk I mean, I like the concepts of most of these stories, at least those I could figure out after getting past all of the look how smart I am as a writer entries But the execution of those concepts was lacking in fine story telling technique This is something I m finding with way too many of these science fi [...]

    2. The VanderMeers have assembled a fine anthology It surveys the steampunk world through multiple approaches, genres, and voices Short stories work through alternate history, American tall tale, mad science satire, Victorian labor politics, detective story, and New Weird, ranging tonally from whimsy to melancholy and horror.Let me note a few standouts.Mary Gentle s A Sun in the Attic offers splendidly economical world building without sacrificing characterization and story arc It sets up an intrig [...]

    3. Jess Nevin s introduction clarifies Steampunk s development as a punk reaction to the science forward, lone inventor stories littering dime novels and later influences, and the original use of the Victorian era as a one step removed stand in for the modern day, for the purposes of social commentary Like with the Cyberpunk movement, Nevin asserts that his social commentary has been consumed by the trappings, in this case the Victoriana of brass goggles and, for some reason, impractical airships T [...]

    4. Steampunk is an anthology of, well, steampunk stories, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer If you hurry, you can still get to this first anthology before the second one, Steampunk II Steampunk Reloaded, appears in mid November Based on the quality of the stories in this collection, I heartily recommend checking it out, especially if you ve been a bit bemused or possibly amused by all the people wearing odd Victorian costumes at SFF conventions nowadays, or if you have at best a vague idea of what [...]

    5. This is my first foray into the genre, and after the first three stories I can call it a moderate success I ve entertained a somewhat romanticized idea of what Steampunk should be since first becoming aware of it, and while quite different from each other, these stories haven t strayed too far afield from that idea.Update retraction The above has to be one of the most fluffy, pointless and banal sentences I ve written since high school It takes up space, yet says nothing I apologize to any who h [...]

    6. This anthology was just what I wanted for summer reading Now I probably should preface this by saying I have never read any Verne or Wells, so perhaps there were references to past stories and characters of which I was am unaware.I found The Selene Gardening Society by Molly Brown delightful The Giving Mouth by Ian R MacLeod was riveting but the end was a thrown together disapppointment Victoria by Paul Di Filippo was probably my favourite Reflected Light Rachel E Pollack was intriging and made [...]

    7. I don t want to discourage others from reading this book It was hit and miss, but that s just how anthologies are In my case there was a little too much miss, and I ve lost all enthusiasm for finishing the thing Some of the stories, like Ted Chiang s Seventy Two Letters, I loved, and some, like The Martian Agent and Sun in the Attic, I liked quite a bit, but others were boring and one the worst was painful to finish The latter being The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider, which was grat [...]

    8. A fun look at this sub genre of science fiction Like any anthology it was uneven, some great reads, some okay a couple clunkers.Very disappointed to discover that Joe Lansdale s story was one of the clunkers.Victoria was fun and walked a fine line between amusing adventure and satire, the Selene Gardening society was a great mini sequel to the Jules Verne novel, the first story had a decent adventerous feel to it and the one featuring the woman with two husbands created an interesting alternate [...]

    9. Despite being around for the twenty years its easy to see why its largely ignored after reading the drivel in this collection of Steampunk stories As often is the case, there are some mediocre stories, some tolerable tales and a couple that are strong vote for illiteracy I have not the time or the inclanation to berate each author but rest assured I will not be seeking out their work You would be better off scrubbing floors than reading this book.

    10. I picked this book up out of curiousity I ve seen some steampunk costumes and paraphenalia and was really intrigued I d also been told that Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials series was part of this genre Unfortunately, I was not as impressed with the stories in this collection as I was with the costumes or the Pullman series The book started off with an adventure story or two but the later stories got bogged down in their own pretentiousness.

    11. Excerto de Warlord of the Air um texto cl ssico de Michael Moorcock, que antecede o surgimento do steampunk enquanto estilo liter rio assumido Parte de um romance maior, deslumbra pela vis o retro tecnol gica onde a est tica mecanicista da primeira revolu o industrial se alia ao utopismo tecnol gico numa narrativa que, como muitas neste g nero, vive do conflito militar enquanto fio condutor.Lord Kelvin s Machine dada a palavra a James Blaylock, um dos fundadores assumidos do g nero ou, pelo meno [...]

    12. Review of the World Fantasy Award Nominated Anthology, Steampunk Tachyon Publications, 2008 edited by Ann Jeff VandermeerWhat is steampunk Well, it s a sub genre of science fiction and fantasy that is totally awesome Imagine Victorian era elegance and modern technology with a dash of rebellion, mashed together into crazy tales about steam driven robots, dirigibles, insane inventors, and lots of well mannered chaps in waistcoats living in an alternate history Earth or maybe not Earth .Steampunk i [...]

    13. If it wasn t obvious from the outset, this is a collection of short stories and excerpts and, in my humble opinion, a few vignettes from the steampunk genre of fiction, across several variations Some of the stories fit neatly into the clockwork machines with Victorian manners archetype, but many stray from that, expanding what steampunk defines itself as In any case, it s good stuff.Warlord Of The Air forgettable I hear that the full novel is pretty good Lord Kelvin s Machine The concept was oka [...]

    14. Unbeknownst to myself, I am a longtime steampunk fan The Wild, Wild West and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr were favorite TV shows of mine and my son Peter introduced me to anime and Miyazaki s Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away which, according to an essay by Rick Klaw in Steampunk a short story anthology edited by Ann Jeff Vandermeer, are all variations of the steampunk genre.If readers have never heard the term steampunk, as I hadn t until recently, steampunk is a sub genre of science f [...]

    15. Not bad for a collection of Steampunk short stories and other excerpts and a couple of surveys It s only fitting that the latter came at the end, as recommendations of further reading than anything else.I think I ve come to realize Steampunk is a genre that is much broad than I once thought A couple of these stories seem to fall along the lines of the New Weird territory, which probably has everything to do with Jeff Vandermeer being co editor His picks for Steampunk show that, and they proba [...]

    16. Mai rar mi se intampla cel putin in ultmii ani sa cumpar o carte in engleza fara sa o probez electronic inainte.Recunosc ca nu sunt un fan neparat al genului, insa numele lui VanderMeer m a convins sa o cumpar fara o testare prealabila.Si am constat ca nu am facut o alegere rea Desi nu m au incantat prea tare numele grele restul au compensat cu varf si indesat.M au lasat cam rece lucrarile urmatorilor scriitori Moorcock desi e doar un fragment , Blaylock nu imi place de nicio culoare ce scrie ne [...]

    17. This was my first foray into both steampunk and anthologies.I ve always loved the idea and execution of steampunk, and wanted a good gateway drug into the literary form of it, and this anthology seemed like the way to go Turns out I was or less right.Like any collection of works, there were some that were better than others, but overall, this was a great introduction into the world of dirigibles, steam powered technology, greatcoats, and general Victorian era goodness.One of the highlights for [...]

    18. Steampunk is an anthology of, well, steampunk stories, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer If you hurry, you can still get to this first anthology before the second one, Steampunk II Steampunk Reloaded, appears in mid November Based on the quality of the stories in this collection, I heartily recommend checking it out, especially if you ve been a bit bemused or possibly amused by all the people wearing odd Victorian costumes at SFF conventions nowadays, or if you have at best a vague idea of what [...]

    19. You know, I really thought I liked steampunk And maybe I still do, but I didn t care much for most of the stories in this book I also didn t really care for the essay explaining why pretty much everything we think is steampunk isn t at all, but maybe I m just bitter and don t really care for that type of literary criticism Anyway, if you liked Diamond Age and Leviathan knowing the latter was pretty fluffy that s no guarantee at all that you ll like this book I found it very dark and actually not [...]

    20. Ok, I just checked this out of the library, mostly so I could say I m reading something with Moorcock in it But if you see me wearing a trenchcoat, goggles, and an iPhone covered in brass gears and typewriter keys, please shoot me in the face Preferably with a derringer shaped like a ray gun.And it was about as good as I expected, a couple of good stories, some nonstarters, and some unreadable pap I liked the one about Russia.

    21. An interesting and eclectic mix of short stories from a who s who of the Steampunk genre I have actually read almost nothing in this realm so this was an great way to learn a little about a literary genre that I am becoming and familiar with while working on Primgraph magazine and hanging with friends.

    22. Personally, I found that this book was actually quite hard for me so I often lost interest in the story or usually found myself not understanding something I think the ideas are pretty good however, but overall, not the book for me.

    23. Read this a while ago Loved it Recently read II III as well and they were great The VanderMeers anthologies are always great.

    24. An excellent collection and a great introduction to the genre The introduction itself was thoughtful and enlightening Excellent job by the editors

    25. I got somewhat bored with it and started skipping around Read a paragraph depicting torture that made me physically ill I think I ll find something else to read.

    26. Awesome, awesome, awesome A good introduction for people who don t really know what steampunk s all about, a tasty buffet for those who do The further reading lists at the end is a goldmine.

    27. For some reason a lot of people don t like this book, but for me this is has become the defacto genre setting anthology Short stories by the masters a must read in my opinion.

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