From the co-editor of Steampunk'd comes an all-new collection of adventure and romance amid Victorian steampunk settings. Sparks fly in these original stories of a steam-driven airship searching for a lost city, a crazy inventor in a powered wheelchair with a plot to take over the world, and a love story set in an alternate history version of America. Adventure abounds in these stories of love, loss, and danger- and there is plenty of steam!
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a really mixed bag- about half the stories were at least competently written- and the other half were NOT.The good ones were entertaining. The others were really, really tedious.Also- none of the stories were especially "hot" in the erotica sense. Mostly, everyone was chaste.
Although the title suggests at least some of the stories might be torrid, they aren't. Most of the stories create a neo-Victorian ambiance, introduce a handful of pleasant, stereotypical characters, and resolve either happily ever after or with a suitably tragic irony. Only a couple fall completely flat, usually for lack of an interesting conflict at the heart of the story. None are particularly memorable; my favorites were Michael Stackpole, 'Chance Corrigan and the Queen of Hearts' and Elizabeth Vaughan, 'For Queen and Country'.