'Imagine an alternate universe where tinkerers and dreamers craft and re-craft a world of automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Visionaries Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have taken a genre already rich, strange, and inventive and challenged fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, to embrace its established themes and refashion them in surprising ways and settings. The result is an anthology that defies its genre even as it defines it.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
In a post-apocalyptic world, a formerly high-ranking official tells the story of the destruction of his 'clockwerk' civilisation.
'Two ladies, Gwendoline Byrne and her friend, Cecile, are growing up and trying to determine what their roles in life will be. Cecile favors the traditional roles and education that are given to her, but Gwendoline dreams of adventures in the clouds.'
Source: Wired review (https://www.wired.com/2011/11/steam-shorts-steampunk-an-anthology-of-fantastically-rich-and-strange-stories/). (Sighted: 13/01/2017)