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Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story by Jay Lake & Shannon Page

Overview
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Title: Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story
Author: Jay Lake & Shannon Page
In: The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (Sean Wallace)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dieselpunk, Easy reading, Romance
Dates read: 12th March 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2009
5th sentence, 74th page: He squinted into the depths of night through the prism that made up Rough Besat’s forward vision block, watching for the mill which loomed close, its fires never banked.

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Synopsis

A pre-apocalyptic love stories are just so hard to come by. Except for this one… this one is brilliant and beautiful.

Thoughts

This is my first ever dieselpunk story. And it was a really good, fun introduction to the subgenre. This was kind of funny, very fast-paced and had a slightly pragmatic love story throughout. Alright, it’s not the kind of romance that will make you clutch your chest and sigh, but it is one that makes you have a little giggle and grin at the end.

I loved the jumpiness of this storyline. It flicks between the two leads and in this completely alters the way in which the narrative is told. From a completely sane, but obviously slightly unhinged female, to a bat-shit insane male as they rocket through space to do… well, I’m not really sure what. But I loved all of the action regardless!

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