(There are so many contributors to this @#%@@#!! anthology that I’m not going to list them here. Go here for the full run-down.)
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly: “The dynamic VanderMeers follow 2008’s Steampunk with this engaging anthology of 23 stories [that] define, deepen, and demonstrate the clockwork beauty of automaton-laden science fiction…Fabulous interior design by John Coulthart completes this worthy sequel to its well-regarded predecessor.” (Also check out the NY Journal of Books review.)
So….let’s talk about Steampunk Reloaded (out in November), if you’ve got a moment, and I know you do… Let’s talk about how we can get you to Steampunk Overloaded. Fascinated by Steampunk but ready to be sick of it already? You know you are. But how exactly can you get to that point? Our humble suggestion is to let the sheer mad variety of approaches to the subgenre available through Steampunk Reloaded do the job. (20% discount publisher direct) That way, you’ll have hours of reading pleasure, followed by a single sharp shock of “OMG–I’m filled to the top with Steampunk,” followed by the blessed realization that you can go on with your life clockwork-free from that moment forward.
…Except, dear reader, it won’t quite be over with because we’ll be posting Brazilian writer Jacques Barcia’s “A Life Made Possible Behind the Barricades” as an online adjunct to to the anthology, as well as a further, somewhat-related surprise that Fabio Fernandes and Larry Nolen have kindly agreed to prepare. So hold on for that. Hold on.
And then you’ll want to hang in there a little longer, after Steampunk Reloaded is out in November, because this Steam-Powered antho coming out in January features original fiction by Shweta Narayan (also in Steampunk Reloaded), the mighty Amal El-Mohtar, many other worthies, and an excellent reprint by N.K. Jemisin.
And then you may rest your clock-worn souls and be truly sick of Steampunk without missing anything…until the Steampunk Bible comes out and then all you have to do is OD on the pretty pictures, pass out, and then wake up refreshed…and ready to go on to Dieselpunk.