Monday, October 3, 2011

Cory Doctorow's Dickensesque Story in "Steampunk!" Anthology Foreshadows Good Book!

Published by:  Candlewick Press
Pages:  Preview Ebook
Cory Doctorow Story:  "Clockwork Fagin"
Available Free:  Barnes & Noble/Nook


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. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans solve crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships. In Steampunk!, fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, embrace the genre's established themes and refashion them in surprising ways and settings as diverse as Appalachia, Ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California.

Get a preview of the anthology by sampling one of these inventive tales for free-Cory Doctorow's "Clockwork Fagin," in which orphans use the puppet of a dead man to take control of their lives.

The Steampunkish Dame's Review:

Far be it from me to put the kabosh on anything Cory Doctorow has a hand in contributing to!  He is one of my idols of sy-fy, fantasy (?), and contemporary other-worldly writing.  I can't turn around without reading or hearing about his adeptness at curving the words and making characters stand on end for his adoring fans.  I'm one of them.

Once, I took that survey that's supposed to tell you whom you write like most.  Yep, you guessed evaluation came back "Cory Doctorow."  This was some time ago, and frankly, I'd never heard of him.  Since then, how things have changed!  And, how certain I am that nobody can really write like he does.

This Anthology of steampunk stories has foreshadowings of madness and gear clickings. If Doctorow decided to participate along with other very well known authors of the mystic and strange, it's a book we need to snap up as soon as it becomes available. 

You'll get a "charge" out of Cory's Dickensesque story. Go by and get it for free if you have a Nook!

An anticipated 5 grinding gears of goodness


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