Steampunk Voyages

Steampunk Voyages brings the Romance of steam, the stretch of the imagination, the big, brassy, powerful, and sweaty way of looking at the world sideways in six stories of the Victorian age of wonder Author Irene Radford offers new and old stories that reach from a weapon of mass destruction that could change the outcome of the U.S Civil War, the truth behind why the balSteampunk Voyages brings the Romance of steam, the stretch of the imagination, the big, brassy, powerful, and sweaty way of looking at the world sideways in six stories of the Victorian age of wonder Author Irene Radford offers new and old stories that reach from a weapon of mass destruction that could change the outcome of the U.S Civil War, the truth behind why the ballet Giselle disappeared for nearly fifty years, pirates in Indonesia questioning whether we should control technology or be controlled by it, to a glimpse of Princess Victoria coming of age as secret operatives try to protect her from madmen acting in the name of long dead Lord Byron.Adding to the fun, Steampunk Voyages includes a sneak peek at an upcoming novel in the world of dirigibles, necromancy, a steam powered book catalog, and hints of romance.
Steampunk Voyages Steampunk Voyages brings the Romance of steam the stretch of the imagination the big brassy powerful and sweaty way of looking at the world sideways in six stories of the Victorian age of wonder

  • Title: Steampunk Voyages
  • Author: Irene Radford
  • ISBN: 9781611382808
  • Page: 480
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Steampunk Voyages”

    1. Radford presents five short steampunk stories and an excerpt from her upcoming novel in ebook format. In Radford’s steampunk world of alt history, air ships were invented and came into wide use early in the 19th century; Lord Byron was working on immortality before he died; automatons are no longer novelties; Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage perfected their difference engine; and the map of North America is very, very different from our historical version. Four of the stories are related, feat [...]

    2. I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program.Radford's collection features five stories--most of them reprints--and an excerpt from a forthcoming novel, Night Dancer, under the name Julia Verne St. John. I have been reading a lot of steampunk as I write in the genre as well. Radford hits on many of the tropes of the subgenre, with fabulous fashion, female scientists (Ada Byron, no less), automatons and airships. The stories are within the same world, but the majority fol [...]

    3. I received this book as an Early Reviewers book from LibraryThing, and the untimeliness of my review is largely because I attempted, and bounced off, the first story several times. Military SF really isn't my thing, even when it's steampunk. What I really enjoyed are the Madame Magdala stories, which spin off from the worldbuilding in the earlier Shadow Conspiracy stories series which Radford edited. Anything to do with Ada Lovelace, Mary Shelley, or Lord Byron, and I'm pretty much there, and Ra [...]

    4. I love anything steampunk and wasn't disappointed with this collection of stories. If anything, I wouldn't mind seeing more fleshed out work by this author and as a matter of fact, the last story "Night Dancer" is a sneak peek at a future novel.The blurb for the eBook is quite enticing and is a pretty good indication of what to expect:Steampunk’s big, brassy, powerful, and sweaty way of looking at the world sideways inspires six stories of the Victorian age of wonder. Irene Radford offers new [...]

    5. While the steampunk movement has evolved beyond the page (Needles and Artifice anyone?) there is still much to be explored within this speculative genre. I agree with Radford that it is "what if" factor that adds wonder and delight to these stories.Short descriptions preface each story and provide insight as to their inclusion in this collection, however, I wish that overall the stories fit together more cohesively. The global voyage taken in this collection felt forced as if the codex was in co [...]

    6. I enjoyed these steampunk stories, although I felt like they were not as fully developed as they could have been. The action jumped around a lot, and I was unsure of who the various characters were at times. I did like how the author set her first story during the American Civil Warat's not a time period usually explored in steampunk literature!While I was reading the stories that involved the Pirate Captain and her sister Elise, I kept thinking how much better if would be if Radford wrote a ful [...]

    7. Straightforward collection of short stories in the steampunk genre. It was a bit confusing as to 5 or 6 stories. The 6th, Night Dancer, is actually a sneak peek of an upcoming release. The other titles are about what you expect in this type of collection: some Civil War, some London, some automatons, some gadgets & gizmos etc etc. They are all well done and could have easily been turned into full length novels. I especially enjoyed Pirate Queen of French Prairie-really good story with pirate [...]

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