A gardensmith crafts fanciful clockworks to enchant his noblewoman love….
Four burghers renege on a dark bargain by commissioning an automaton proxy….
A restless librarian yearns to escape a city that bounces up and down in the sky….
A flock of clockwork birds tries to redeem their Jaguar Knight creator….
These and other awe-inspiring fantasy stories await in Ceaseless Steam: Steampunk Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine , a new anthology of of eighteen steampunk stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the pro-rate online magazine editor/reviewer Rich Horton calls “a really important source of fantasy.”
Ceaseless Steam features such authors as Margaret Ronald, Yoon Ha Lee, 2012 Nebula Award finalist Tom Crosshill, and 2009 Campbell Award finalists Aliette de Bodard and Tony Pi. It includes stories named to the Million Writers Award Notable Stories list for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Table of Contents
“Salvage,” by Margaret Ronald
“The Curse of Chimère,” by Tony Pi
“To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift,” by Dean Wells
“Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul,” by Kris Dikeman
“The Leafsmith in Love,” by K.J. Kabza
“Cold Iron and Green Vines,” by Wendy N. Wagner
“The Secret of Pogopolis,” by Matthew Bey
” Kreisler’s Automata,” by Matthew David Surridge
“The God Thieves,” by Derek Künsken
“Playing for Amarante,” by A.B. Treadwell
“Six Seeds,” by Sara M. Harvey
“Waiting for Number Five,” by Tom Crosshill
“The Motor, the Mirror, the Mind,” by T.F. Davenport
“Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood,” by Aliette de Bodard
“The Manufactory,” by Dru Pagliassotti
“Architectural Constants,” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Calibrated Allies,” by Marissa Lingen
“The Mathematics of Faith,” by Jonathan Wood