Steampunk Prime: A Vintage Steampunk Reader

Discover unique steampunk stories during this anthology of news written earlier than there have been genuine rocketships, atomic strength, electronic pcs, or available electrical energy. the fashionable day steampunk style is a reinventing of the previous in the course of the eyes of its inventors and adventures, yet this assortment is from genuine Victorians and Edwardians who observed the long run power of technological know-how and its bold probabilities. Steam-powered autos, submarines, and robots are featured along nice airships and spaceships in those daring and artistic tales of wish, triumph, and disaster.

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