Title: Biographical Notes to “A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-places” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
Author: Benjamin Rosenbaum
In: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (Sean Wallace)
Rating Out of 5: 2 (Managed to read it… just)
My Bookshelves: Steampunk
Dates read: 30th January 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: It was sleek and narrow and black, designed for maneuverability.
It’s a little hard to write a synopsis when you’re not entirely sure what you read. Sorry.
To be honest, I’m not all too sure what actually happened in this short story. I vaguely followed along with the storyline, but actually figuring out completely what was going on… I’m really not sure. Unlike the other steampunk short stories that I’ve read, this one didn’t seem to have a clear message in the vagueness of the storyline either.
The only real message and poignancy that I got out of this was the fact that religion and belief systems can cause wars. There were numerous mentions throughout of different religions. Numerous ways in which people’s beliefs seemed to twist and turn towards catastrophe. But beyond that… I really got nothing…
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