Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (Paperback)

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By Ann VanderMeer (Editor), Jeff VanderMeer (Editor)
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Description


Gentle Readers, after the outraged letters following our first volume, I would be remiss not to warn you. The handsome tome of classic and original fiction, nonfiction, and illustrations is perhaps even more shocking than its predecessor. And yet, I see that your curiosity is piqued, so....

Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein dwell the breathless adventures that you secretly seek. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated Cast-Iron Kid.

Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed experts, under pain of ridicule, will reveal Top Secret Historical Enticements. Be dazzled by the first English translation of the quintessential Steampunk story ?Flying Fish Prometheus" by Vilhelm Bergs e.

Oooh and Ahhh at the Subculture Contraptor Lounge: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth on the fashionable subjects of fashion, fiction, and more. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt's ?Steampunk Manifesto" shares his musings amusing and profound on the future of Steam.

Look Upon Our Brass-Plated Wonders: From the rough streets of modern-day Manchester, world-famous adventurer John Coulthart provides the near-tactile visual experience of this elaborative tome. He is joined by the likes of the artistes Secret Agent Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a. Winona Cookie) and Lovereaftian maestro Eric Orchard.

Meet the Masterminds: Editors Extraordinaire Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the well-known literary vagabonds and mesmerists, do fully guarantee your satisfaction. However, the publisher does regret that the VanderMeers have become mysteriously unavailable to respond to any grievances.

It's Steampunk?and it's reloaded.

About the Author


Ann VanderMeer is the Hugo Award?winning editor of Weird Fiction Review. She was the fiction editor at Weird Tales and the publisher of Buzzcity Press, work for which received the British Fantasy, International Horror Guild, and Rhysling awards. An expert on Victoriana, she is the co-editor of the bestselling World Fantasy Award?nominated Steampunk series. Her other anthologies include the Best American Fantasy and Leviathan series, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, The New Weird, and Last Drink, Bird Head.Jeff VanderMeer is the best-selling author of City of Saints and Madmen, the noir thriller Finch, and the quintessential guide to writers, Booklife. His award-winning novels have made the year's best lists at Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Wall Street Journal. His nonfiction and reviews have appeared in Washington Post Book World, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times Book Review.

Praise For…


"The dynamic VanderMeers follow 2008's Steampunk with this engaging anthology of 23 stories . . . which define, deepen, and demonstrate the clockwork beauty of automaton-laden science fiction."  Publishers Weekly



"Steampunk fans will want to add this to their personal collections; libraries owning the first volume should round out their holdings."  Library Journal



"If you want to go deeper into realms where high tech and the old world meet, be sure to pick up the Steampunk anthology."  San Francisco Examiner

"It is as if a mad scientist had done all his shopping at Victoriana instead of Sharper Image . . . effectively captures what the steampunk genre is all about."  Los Angeles Times

"This new collection of previously published stories spotlights some of the best short work in the subgenre."  San Francisco Chronicle

"Though it may be the brass's flash that first attracts readers, it's the grime and verdigris that makes the stories, and this anthology, so compelling." 

Time Out Chicago



"Chock full of brass, steam, diabolical engines, villains, Victorian aesthetics, romance, and humour . . . An essential primer!"  Steampunk Workshop

"A wonderful addition to any collectionrich and varied enough to continually offer new ideas, new takes on oldies but goodies, and intense excitement and adventure in myriad styles. The book feels fresh, new, and at the same time, like it should have been actually produced at the time it's set in."  New York Journal of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616960018
ISBN-10: 1616960019
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication Date: November 15th, 2010
Pages: 432
Language: English