Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We Interrupt Very Srs Blog Bzns to Bring you Squeez! Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories

I'm very pleased to announce that I'll be sharing a table of contents with some very excellent writers for Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories!

Introduction: Kevin Steil (of Airship Ambassador)

"Journey's End," by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall
"Amphitrite," by S.L. Knapp
"In the Heart of Yellow Mountain," by Jaymee Goh
"Playing Chess in New Persepolis," by Sean Holland
"A Thousand Mill Lofts Gray," by Jeannelle Ferreira 
"Dark Horse," by A.M. Tuomala
"The Return of Cherie," by Nisi Shawl
"One Last Interruption before We Begin," by Stephanie Lai
"Selin That Has Grown in the Desert," by Alex Dally MacFarlane
"Granada's Library," by Rebecca Fraimow
"The Canary of Candletown," by C.S.E. Cooney
"Fruit Jar Drinkin', Cheatin' Heart Blues," by Patty Templeton
"Deal," by Nicole Kornher-Stace
"Not the Moon but the Stars," by Shveta Thakrar
"The Terracotta Bride," by Zen Cho

Article/Afterword: "Winding Down the House: Taking the Steam out of Steampunk," by Amal El-Mohtar

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I'm really excited to have Kevin introduce this anthology, since it makes more sense to have a queer person introduce a queer steampunk anthology. 

Nisi Shawl's story is set in the same universe as the one she's developing for her upcoming Belgian Congo steampunk novel.

And I'm just fucking psyched to see three Malaysians (myself, Stephanie and Zen) in a single anthology, which is even more hilarious because we don't all live in Malaysia. 

If you'd like to review Steam-Powered 2, fire me an email and I'll forward you to our wonderful editor, JoSelle Vanderhooft, for an eARC!