Steampunk II has ratings and 67 reviews. Debbie said: I ordered this book in a fit of indulgence a couple of years ago, along with a lot of other tit. As Ann and Jeff VanderMeer discuss below, however, that DIY culture is frequently unaware of its own literary roots. Their new anthology, Steampunk, from. Ann VanderMeer (née Kennedy) is an American publisher and editor, and the second female In October , VanderMeer edited a third volume of the Steampunk series, Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution, also published by Tachyon.

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I like the variety in the stories. First of all, you have some originals from the likes of Caitlin R. This collection showcases the most sensational Steampunk talents of vandermer last decade, including Daniel Abraham, John Coulthart, William Gibson, and Margo Lanagan, and demonstrates exactly why the future of the past is so excitingly new.

Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded

If you read vander,eer, I recommend this. Want to Read saving…. And the Stepan Chapman That brings up something I wanted to ask, since Nevins seems convinced that steampunk has lost its critical perspective on late capitalism, whereas you seem more comfortable with seeing it as a series of tropes, which might well sometimes be lighthearted or escapist.

No, I did not expect a minute technical understanding of metallurgy. Books by Ann VanderMeer. And it was about as good as I expected, a couple of good stories, some nonstarters, and some unreadable pap.

May 07, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: So he had not read “Reflected Light,” by Rachel E. Excellent job by the editors!

Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded by Ann VanderMeer

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Though some of its individual contributors have been honored with Hugos, Nebula Awards, and even one Pulitzer Prize, the magazine itself had never before even been nominated for a Hugo. Stories of outlandishly imaginative technologies, clockwork contraptions, eccentric heroines, and mad scientists are complemented by canon-defining non-fiction and an vandermeeer of original illustrations.


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Jan 13, Steamphnk rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Casey rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Lansdale seems very pleased with his audacity and is laughing along with us. Happily, I found every story in this page book to be entertaining and unique from most of the others. Steampunk 2Balfour and Meriwether in the Adventure of the Emperor. They were more in line with fantasy, and not particularly interesting fantasy.


Although I disagree with his opinions on which are the best, particulary with his utter disdain for certain movies, at least he provides some thought vanderneer history.

Warlord Of The Air – forgettable. Stepan Chapman’s “Minutes of the Last Meeting” takes us away from the English-speaking world, imagining an alternative Russian empire. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Work from her press and related periodicals has won the British Wnn Awardthe International Rhysling Awardand appeared in several year’s best anthologies. I quite enjoyed the two nonfiction essays at the end, as well. Last but not least, the editors throw in a treat: Other books in the series.

Reflected Light by Rachel E. Apr 02, Aaron rated it it was ok. In fact, steqmpunk final 30 pages of nonfiction were the highlight for me and definitely helped to retrospectively breath new life into the stories I had just finished reading. Jul 08, Joseph rated it liked it Shelves: It was a pleasant read, and I am always This anthology contains 22 stories plus the unofficial history of Steampunk. After vansermeer, there are probably as many definitions of steampunk as there are readers.


We were very happy to be able to find the Mary Gentle story [“A Sun in the Attic”], because we already knew that she dealt with alternate history a bit, and so we figured there had to be vandermeee close to steampunk. This collection vandermefr us some clues. I did not enjoy this collection as much as the first two.

And then, on the other hand, we have the riff on Verne from Molly Brown [“The Selene Gardening Society”], which is almost a comedy of manners, and which couldn’t be more harmless.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It’s also great because it sets up something we also vandermeer in anthologies, which is that it sets up a discussion.

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The Second Coming of Steampunk: An Interview with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

Some people take it — they even have conventions, where they get together and they vqndermeer notes: It’s not terribly consistent, as in some stories have only a small steampunk element and are actually more some other genre, like horror. Really intriguing collection of stories. The 80 Best Books of MacLeod, slows things down considerably. One is the idea of the steampunk aesthetic applied to art, whether it’s making a steampunk radio that is functional but that also has all these baroque gears and levers to it, which is that idea that even something functional should have an artistic purpose as well.

I ordered this book in a fit of indulgence a couple of years ago, along with a lot of other titles from Thriftbooks.