the Anthology

I couldn’t help posting this. Though, certainly, anyone who follows BoingBoing at all will already have read this. Still–I ordered a copy on Amazon. Squee! Looks so good.

From BoingBoing and Cory Doctorow:

Last month, I mentioned Ann and Jeff Vandermeer’s Steampunk anthology in passing, but the book deserves better than that. I’ve just spent several highly entertaining hours with my advance review copy and I’m knocked out. What a great piece of work this is, from the fascinating triumvirate of essays that recount the history of steampunk in literature and describe its contemporary appeal to the top-notch works of fiction inside, from forgotten proto-steampunk gems by Michael Moorcock and James Blaylock to contemporary pieces from Neal Stephenson, Jay Lake, Ted Chiang and Paul Di Filippo (among many others). Summer’s almost here — time to do some leisure reading, and what better place to start than here? Link

Edit: Although, I’ve got to say–where are the ladies on this list? No steamy ladies. Alas.

Edit #2: I have my book in hand and it differs from this cover; it does in fact feature Mary Gentle. 🙂