Advertisements

Steampunk: Looking to the Future Through the Lens of the Past by Ekaterina Sedia

Overview

The Mammoth Book of SteampunkTitle: Steampunk: Looking to the Future Through the Lens of the Past
Author: Ekaterina Sedia
In: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (Sean Wallace)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Non-fiction, Steampunk
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2012
5th sentence, 74th page: And if it is, can we have progress without the horror that accompanies it?

Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide Synopsis

An insightful look into the development of the steampunk genre.

Thoughts

I wasn’t expecting this as the beginning to an anthology of steampunk short stories. I thought that the collection would start with, well… an actual short story. Instead it started with a great insight into how the genre of steampunk has grown and expanded over the years. Mentions of some of the famous large names in the genre and just a great insight into some of the themes and messages that are carried throughout.

Although I’ve read a few steampunk stories throughout the last year (when I first discovered a steampunk novel), I didn’t really know much about the genre as a whole. I know that I enjoy it. It generally involves clockwork. And Victorian England. But that doesn’t really touch upon the rest of the themes that are present, and now that Sedia has given me a greater insight into this, I can’t wait to read the rest of this collection!

 <- The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Review Fixing Hanover Review ->
Image source: Amazon

Book Review

Advertisements

1 Comment Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: