Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded

By Jeff VanderMeer

Gentle Readers, after the outraged letters following our first quantity, i'd be remiss to not alert you. The good-looking tome of vintage and unique fiction, nonfiction, and illustrations is likely to be much more stunning than its predecessor. And but, I see that your interest is piqued, so....

Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein reside the breathless adventures that you just secretly search. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated forged iron Kid.

Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed specialists, less than soreness of ridicule, will exhibit best mystery ancient Enticements. Be dazzled via the 1st English translation of the necessary Steampunk tale “Flying Fish Prometheus” by way of Vilhelm Bergsøe.

Oooh and Ahhh on the lifestyle Contraptor living room: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth at the trendy matters of style, fiction, and extra. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt’s “Steampunk Manifesto” stocks his musings fun and profound at the way forward for Steam.

Look Upon Our Brass-Plated Wonders: From the tough streets of modern day Manchester, world-famous adventurer John Coulthart offers the near-tactile visible event of this elaborative tome. he's joined through the likes of the artistes undercover agent Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a. Winona Cookie) and Lovereaftian maestro Eric Orchard.

Meet the Masterminds: Editors Extraordinaire Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the well known literary vagabonds and mesmerists, do totally warrantly your pride. in spite of the fact that, the writer does remorse that the VanderMeers became mysteriously unavailable to reply to any grievances.

It’s Steampunk—and it’s reloaded.

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