Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Although I mentioned it in passing in a previous post, I didn't really provide details. As a follow up to the New Weird anthology through Tachyon, Ann and I will be editing a Steampunk anthology. Several writers are already on board and we will begin the delightful task of combing through our Steampunk research files for more work to reprint. This one should be a lot of fun.



At 5:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have steampunkish stories in EV #12 (Alchemy of War) and PostScripts #12 (The Ghosts We Have Become) and a later undecided issue of PostScripts (The Sea of Dead Around Her).

Not that I'm hinting at anything.h

At 5:47 AM, Blogger Carl V. Anderson said...

Fantastic!!! I cannot wait. Guess I'll have to though but I will do so with much anticipation.

At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're suggestible, but I cannot guarantee that anyone's hints will register on our semi-deaf ears. :) Still, if people want to use this thread to point out their steampunkish work, I have no objection. At the very least, we should have a required reading section in the back.


At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that hint was more in jest than anything else. Although I must say, my favorite story of mine so far is The Ghosts We Have Become.

Can't beat this as an opening line:
The made a home out of Mary's bones, and called it the Dancing Legs Motel.

Ok, enough pimping. Although I do hope other people post about other SteamPunk works in this thread- I'm in the mood to read me some good Victoriana.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Tobias Buckell said...


At 12:48 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Interesting. This is all reprint? I'm trying to think what Blaylock and Powers shorts are overtly steampunk. I mean, they're the steampunk guys. And would you include stuff like Swanwick's Iron Dragon's Daughter.

PS: You're 'movement guy' now! :)

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Claire Connelly said...

One of the best (non-Powers or Blaylock) steampunk books I ever read was K.W. Jeter's Infernal Devices. I don't know if he wrote any similar short stories, but if so, they might be worth a look.

I also really enjoyed Jeffery E. Barlough's books, and Pullman's Sally Lockhart books, but, again, books.

Thinking back, are there Leiber or Zelazny stories that could be considered steampunk? What about Moorcock? (The Warlord of the Air?) And more recently, Kenneth Oppel's Airborn and Skybreaker could fit in.

One thing's for sure, you can't go wrong with airships, especially steam-powered airships.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Claire Connelly said...

I just noticed there's a steampunk group on LibraryThing, with some good suggestions (although, again, mostly books).

Another old-timer mentioned there: H.G. Wells. Probably Verne could fit, too. (Or is it cheating to include material actually written during the Age of Steam?)

They also mentioned Brass Goggles, which has some links and thematically related posts (e.g., steam-era architecture and art).

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait!
The previous Library Thing post ahas some excellent examples.


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