April 2012

An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character.

This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility. Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlin Kiernan Paul Di Filippo, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more.

Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Nook | Powell’s


  • Introduction: Steampunk: Looking to the Future through the Lens of the Past by Ekaterina Sedia
  • “Fixing Hanover” by Jeff VanderMeer
  • “The Steam Dancer (1896)” by  Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • “Icebreaker” by  Elise Tobler (original)
  • “Tom Edison and His Amazing Telegraphic Harpoon” by Jay Lake
  • “The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball” by Genevieve Valentine
  • “Clockwork Fairies” by Cat Rambo
  • “The Mechanical Aviary of Emperor Jala-ud-din Muhammed Akbar” by Shweta Narayan
  • “Prayers of Forges and Furnaces” by Aliette de Bodard (original)
  • “The Effluent Engine” by N.K. Jemisin
  • “The Clockwork Goat and the Smokestack Magi” by Peter M Ball
  • “The Armature of Flight” by Sharon Mock
  • “The Anachronist’s Cookbook” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Numismatics in the Reigns of Naranh and Viu” by Alex Dally MacFarlane (original)
  • “Zeppelin City” by Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn
  • “The People’s Machine” by Tobias Buckell
  • “The Hands That Feed” by Matthew Kressel
  • “Machine Maid” by Margo Lanagan
  • “To Follow the Waves” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Clockmaker’s Requiem” by Barth Anderson
  • “Dr. Lash Remembers” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “Lady Witherspoon’s Solution” by James Morrow
  • “Reluctance” by Cherie Priest
  • “A Serpent in the Gears” by Margaret Ronald
  • “The Celebrated Carousel of the Margravine of Blois” by Megan Arkenberg
  • “Biographical Notes To ‘A Discourse On The Nature Of Causality’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • “Clockwork Chickadee” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Cinderella Suicide” by Samantha Henderson
  • “Arbeitskraft” by Nick Mamatas (original)
  • “To Seek Her Fortune” by Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • “The Ballad of the Last Human” by Lavie Tidhar (original)