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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kelly Link Narrator: Sarah Coomes, Nico Evers-Swindell, Shannon McManus, Arthur Morey Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and recraft a world of automatons, ornate clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, Utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans - decked out in corsets, clockwerk suits, and tall black boots - solve dastardly crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships.

Here, in the first major steampunk anthology for young adults, fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, embrace the genre's established blend of sci-fi and fantasy, action and adventure, history and romance, and refashion it in surprising ways and in settings as diverse as Canada, New Zealand, Appalachia, Wales, ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California. Visionaries Link and Grant have invited all-new interpretations, explorations, and expansions, taking a genre already rich, strange, and inventive in the extreme and challenging contributors to remake it from the ground up. The result is an anthology that defies even as it defines the genre. With fantastically strange stories by M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Shawn Cheng, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Dylan Horrocks, Kathleen Jennings, Elizabeth Knox, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe, Delia Sherman, and Ysabeau S. Wilce.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane | 2/18/2014

    " This is a collection of short stories, very varied in style. Some really aren't "steampunk" in the usual sense and one or two don't seem to be at all. A few are really quite good and one or two didn't really hold my interest a lot but the rest weren't too bad at all. I think i liked Steam Girl as one of the best, and it's about two teenagers that are both loners and outcasts making friends. The Clockwork Fagin was also good. I couldn't get into the one based in ancient Rome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed the heck out of this collection, particularly the last story, which I wasn't expecting to like as much as I did because the author's novel "Feed" was, to me, not so great. This is a super read if you're at all interested in steampunk, or just fun, imaginative tales. I found it in the YA section of my library "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Glitter | 2/15/2014

    " There's something for everybody in this book of steampunk short stories- from automatons to time travel. I didn't so much enjoy some of the stories, such as "The Last Ride of the Glory Girls". This one in particular didn't catch my attention. My favorite out of all of them was "Everything Amiable and Obliging" by Holly Black. I love the characters and how well they were embodied. All in all, it was a great read and I would reccomend it to anybody with a love for historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Xan | 2/11/2014

    " Such an eclectic mix of speculative fiction. I'm surprised to see all of the things that seem to have found there way under the umbrella of Steampunk, I suppose all it takes is a few gears and some steam? Great for anyone who wants to dip their feet into the genre like I did. "

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