Reading List: Primary Works

This is a list of PoC-centric and POC-written steampunk works I will keep adding to. Stories that are available to read online will be linked.

Short Fiction:
"Leo's Mechanical Queen," by Claudia Alexander. The Omnibus of Doctor Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Ionic Pentatetrameter: A Steampunk's Shakespeare Anthology. Eds. Matt Delman and Jaymee Goh. Doctor Fantastique Books, 2012. 
"Pimp My Airship," by Maurice Broaddus, Apex Magazine, Vol. 3, Iss. 2. Aug 2009.
"On Wooden Wings," by Paolo Chikiamco. Philippine Speculative Fiction 6. Ed. Nikki Alfar and Kate Aton-Osias. Kestrel DDM, 2011. Reprinted in Steampunk Revolution. Ed. Ann Vandermeer. Tachyon Publications, 2012.
"Moon Maiden's Mirror," by Joyce Chng, Semaphore Magazine, September 2009, pgs 43-46 [pdf]
"The Terracotta Bride," by Zen Cho. Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011.
"Bijou LaVoix and the Coal Dust Faery," by Malon Edwards, Expanded Horizons #15, February 2010. 
"To Follow the Waves," by Amal El-Mohtar, Podcastle #139. Originally published in Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011. Reprinted in Mammoth Book of Steampunk. Ed. Sean Wallace. Running Press, 2012; reprinted in Steampunk Revolution. Ed. Ann Vandermeer. Tachyon Publications, 2012.
"Between Islands," by Jaymee Goh, Expanded Horizons #19. June 2010.
"Lunar Year's End," by Jaymee Goh, Crossed Genres #25: Celebration. December 2010
"In the Heart of Yellow Mountain," by Jaymee Goh. Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011.
"The Effluent Engine," by N.K. Jemisin, originally published in author's blog. Reprinted in Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011; reprinted in Mammoth Book of Steampunk. Ed. Sean Wallace. Running Press, 2012; reprinted in Steampunk Revolution. Ed. Ann Vandermeer. Tachyon Publications, 2012.
"How the Morning Glory Grows," by Mint Kang. The Steampowered Globe. Ed. Rosemary Lim and Maisarah Bte Abu Sama. Two Trees Press, 2012.
"Copper for Trickster," by Mikki Kendall. Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011.
"One Last Interruption Before We Begin," by Stephanie Lai. Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011.
"The Last Rickshaw," by Stephanie Lai, Crossed Genres #18: Eastern, reprinted in Crossed Genres Year Two, Dec 2010.
"Good Hunting," parts One and Two by Ken Liu, Strange Horizons.
"Distant Deeps or Skies," by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Expanded Horizons #24. November 2010.
"The Mechanical Aviary of Emperor Jala-ud-din Muhammed Akbar," by Shweta Narayan. Originally publised in Shimmer Magazine #11: the Clockwork Jungle Book, 2009. Reprinted in Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. Eds. Jeff and Ann Vandermeer. Tachyon Publications, 2010; reprinted in Mammoth Book of Steampunk. Ed. Sean Wallace. Running Press, 2012.
"The Padishah Begum's Reflections," by Shweta Narayan. Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft. Torquere Press, 2011.
"Eyes of Carven Emerald," by Shweta Narayan. Clockwork Phoenix 3. Ed. Mike Allen. Mythic Delirium Books, 2011.
"A Handful of Rice," by Vandana Singh. Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution. Ed. Ann Vandermeer. Tachyon Publications, 2012.

Novelettes:
"Steppin' Razor." Maurice Broaddus. Asimov's Science Fiction. February 2014. 82 - 104.

Ongoing Fiction:
Carolina Free State, by Erin Winslow

Webcomics:
Virtuoso, by Jon Munger (writer/creator) and Krista Brennan (artist)
The West Was Lost, by Beth Dillon, Myron Lameman and Frank Grau 

Art:
James Ng
List of non-Western-European entries for the CGArtists Forum Contest themed Steampunk compiled by telophase (h/t Jessie in comments, thanks!)
Jennifer Ben, Coast Salish, does Native American steampunk on DeviantArt

Video:
The Path Never Ends by Beth Lameman (Anishinaabe/M├Ętis)

Stage:
Steampunk Opium Wars, script by Anne Chen (videos are excerpts from the stage)

Stuff in eBookstores:
High Society by Paolo Chikiamco and Hannah Buena (24-page comic): AmazonFlipReads
Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman Book I by Balogun Ojetade: Mocha Memoir Press,
The Switch & The Switch II: Clockwork by Vajljeanne Jeffers: Amazon,
The Jupiter Chronicles by Leonardo Ramirez 

If you know of steampunk stories/art/comics that features a main character who is PoC, or from a country beyond Victoriana, whether in a mainstream magazine or for free (this includes LJ/DW and blogs), please drop me a line!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jha,cool blog :)!

    I've just released two steampunk novels: The Switch II: Clockwork (which includes the switch as Book I) and Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds. Both are sequels and are available at amazon and barnes and noble. I'll hit you up on SWAG and drop off the links :).

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