Title: Cinderella Suicide
Author: Samantha Henderson
In: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (Sean Wallace)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Steampunk
Dates read: 18th February 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: We huddled and Tintype unrolled his latest pulp, removing a thin film of tissue as he did.
They’re all trying to escape their convict status, but will it be possible in the intense world of Australia?
It took me a little longer than I would have liked to really click as to what this story was even about. Although, a lot of that is probably because of the fact that I was trying to watch someone play Far Cry whilst also reading a steampunk story… not a combination that really works surprisingly.
There is something about having a steampunk theme set against Australia that worked incredibly well. Normally when I think of steampunk stories, I mostly imagine Victorian London, or similar locations and eras. Using the convicts in Australia as the backdrop instead surprised me. And completely drew me in. It’s a slightly different take on the history of the land that I live on…
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