The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (Mammoth Books) Paperback – 5 Apr 2012
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"Publishers Weekly"."..sure to satisfy even the most jaded steampunk fans and engage newcomers and skeptics... Each story exemplifies steampunk's knack for critiquing both the past and the present, in a superb anthology that demands rereading."
Over 30 tales of extraordinary airships, clockwork automatons, intrepid adventurers, corsets and goggles from the best steam punk writers.See all Product Description
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This is a slightly thinner volume than the "Mammoth" anthologies I`ve previously perused, but it's not a bad little collection; all the usual clichés are present and correct; alternative historical worlds, goggles, airships, strong female characters - and a few lesbians (not complaining, mind) - automatons and scientists all featured in various combinations and permutations.
There are no real stand-outs here; there are a couple of stories that are a little tenuous for the Steampunk category, about three stories I found dull and uninspired, but largely I found it to be an enjoyable collection, quite a reasonable introduction to the genre if you haven`t already discovered it.
Not great literature, but entertaining, amusing, often well-researched or just plain daft; that description could of course apply to any science fiction collection, but this is the Steampunk variety. Worth a shot at its current price.
Some of the story's are a good read some are not so good and can be a bit strange.
The 3 star rating was not because it was bad but just not my cup of tea i found out.
But this collection of stories has set me straight. Its about airships and lesbians. Lots and lots of airships and lesbians.
The stories, some of which are very well written, blur into one humungous bore fest by the end the the book.
Hours of my life I'll never get back.
Great for someone who might want to get into the genre or fans of fantasy writing
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great intro to the steampunk world.easy to read for those with limited time.Published 4 months ago by AJ
Nice selection of stories, though some could be more to the genre.Published 18 months ago by Tony Smith
A book of short stories by various authors and with various degrees of success. Sadly there were more Misses than there were Hits among the stories.Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by The Book Squirrel