My first (unofficial) review.

John E. Rogers, Jr. writes on the Asimov’s Forum:

“LIFE IN STEAM by Gra Linnaea
(Illustrated by Ryan Behrens)

The first truly superb story in the anthology. Answers the age-old question of what would have happened if James Blish had tried his hand at Steam Punk. This would. I hereby dub this sub-sub genre Steam Monk. Religious intolerance, agents of the Inquisition, artificial “Babbage” brains made of wood and brass, chasms full of clanking and hissing machinery, an impossibly alternate world where travel upward into the “heavens” involves spider ships that crawl along the fixed, solid firmament of the sky, crises of intellectual and spiritual “conscience,” and some good, old fashioned action. What’s not to love?”

I feel a little squee. 🙂

UPDATE

John goes on to say later:

“Linnaea’s bizarre, rule-breaking steam monk story “Life in Steam” exhibits a form of literary bravado (and bravura) we need to see more of.”

More squee!

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8 Responses

  1. Pati Nagle says:

    Very cool! Now I want to read the story.

      

  2. Kevin says:

    Nice!

      

  3. Dave Raines says:

    That goes up on the wall, dude.

      

  4. Evan Jensen says:

    Superb review. One of the best in the anthology, I'd say. I'm glad he's doing a play-by-play with the tales and art.

      

  5. Evan Jensen says:

    Superb review. One of the best in the anthology, I'd say. I'm glad he's doing a play-by-play with the tales and art.

      

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