Tachyon Publications Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781892391759
Date: 04 September 2008 List Price £7.61 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I'm partial to Steampunk in the same way that I'm partial to oxygen - this anthology from Tachyon therefore comes as a most welcome addition to the cannon. Ann & Jeff Vandermeer have assembled a varied range of stories that traverse the entire range of this ever-inventive sub-genre and the collection includes some learned articles that offer information on the context and history of Steampunk. It is however, the stories that are the stars - my favourite by far being Lord Kelvin's Machine by one of Steampunk's founding fathers James P Blaylock. This anthology is worth the price alone just for that story - however, to illustrate what a bargain is truly is, you'll also find find work from Joe Lansdale, Michael Moorcokc, Michael Chabon, Ted Chiang, Mary Gentle, Paul Di Filippo, Neal Stephenson and others.
My recommended release of the month!