STEAMPUNK III: Steampunk Revolution Launches Today! Features Fiction by Poor Mojo's Giant Squid (as well as some humans)!
We're pleased as punch to note that today is the official launch (check out the cake!) of Steampunk Revolution--the third steampunk anthology edited by Ann VanderMeer (widely praised for the last two volumes in the series, as well as her past work for Weird Tales and on a slew of other anthos). This go 'round Ann is looking at the post-steampunk end of steampunk, the bits that push past the tight aesthetic focus on dirigibles, steam, brass goggles, and white people in Victorian England. According to Ann, breaking a genre's most cherished conventions is about as punk as you can get, so that's where this book aims to go.
Stories include an instructional tale for writers by our own Poor Mojo's Giant Squid (written with an assist from Poor Mojo's editors Morgan Johnson, David Erik Nelson, and Fritz Swanson), as well as fiction by Cherie Priest, Bruce Sterling, Jeffrey Ford, Lavie Tidhar, Jeff VanderMeer, and plenty more. Check it out:
For the squid-obsessed or steampunk-enthusiastic, I also have a different squid-themed story in the VanderMeer's previous anthology Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded: