With so many steampunk novels suddenly populated the bookstore shelves, it is easy to forget that steampunk also exists in shorter fiction forms. There have been several steampunk anthologies in the past and, with luck, they will keep on coming. Steampunk’d is the latest entry in this category, with fourteen new stories to whisk the reader off to different steampunk destinations.

Official description:

Steampunk can be defined as a subgenre of science fiction that is typically set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian setting, where steam power is prevalent. Consider the slogan: “What the past would look like if the future had come along earlier.” The stories in this all-original anthology explore alternate timelines and have been set all over the world, running the gamut from science fiction to mystery to horror to a melding of these genres.


There are many reviews yet, as the book is only just out and anthologies seem to garner fewer reviews than novels. Here’s one to wet your whistle.

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