So May is Short Story Month. Which means I’m going to use this week to celebrate this funny little creature. From flash fiction to the near-novella, the short story needs a little love. To kick it off, courtesy of Candlewick Press, I’m offering up a copy of STEAMPUNK! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant.
Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. 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.~ read more ~