Gears, Coils, Aether & Steam
Formats: Steampunk Anthology- Print (Available), Electronic (Available)
Genres: Short Fiction: Steampunk, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Edited By: Christopher J. Ficco
Cover Artwork By: Laura Givens
Discover times and places only dreamt of in your wildest imagination, with gadgets, gizmos and robots driven by aether and steam. Encounter angels, zombie soldiers and aliens walking through the Victorian age. And what would any steampunk anthology be without zeppelins, time machines and a guest appearance by Sherlock Holmes?
It’s steampunk, so we even threw in a great dinosaur hunt simply because the kitchen sink just wasn’t big enough. Sit back, relax and explore the world as it could have been if people like Mary Shelley, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells got their way. “Penny Dread Tales: Volume One” is a steampunk short story anthology dedicated to the 19th and early 20th century publication format affectionately referred to as the Penny Dreadful. At four-hundred pages and 18 steampunk stories long, you’re sure to find plenty of fun, action and excitement. Whether you’re a long-time devotee of steampunk or newly introduced to the world of brass goggles, giant zeppelins and impossible inventions from the mad minds of Victorian scientists, you’re sure to find a tale or three that catches your fancy.
This steampunk anthology has an assortment of tales ranging from purist steampunk to fantasy steampunk to brushes-up-against-steampunk. It even includes a science fiction short story actually written during the Victorian era. Edited by Christopher Ficco and with cover artwork by Laura Givens, we’ve gathered writers and authors from all over the world. Contributors come from the U.S., Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It’s a smorgasbord of steampunk, and you’re sure to find something (or somethings) you like.