Steampunk note: Included in an anthology of steampunk fiction. The steampunk components lie in the world-building of this story, a world of globes and train-tracks and sewing machines. There's also an emphasis on the connection between the analogue technology of the characters' world and the abstract concepts (e.g., time) that drive our world.
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Available online, in two parts, on the Steampunk Workshop website.
In this, the first of an annual anthology series of fantastic literature, author and editor Mike Allen has compiled nineteen short stories that flow cleverly and seamlessly from one inspiration to another. Some sidestep expectations in both beautiful and unsettling ways, other surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, while others aren't afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques. Whether it's a touch of literary erudition, playful whimsy, extravagant style, or philosophical speculation and insight, the reader will be led into unfamiliar territory, there to find shock and delight.
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