Got steam? How about clockwork and goggles? Shanghai Steam, the recently released anthology from Absolute XPress, has all three and way, way more. Qi powered machines and flying monks. Philosophical automatons and paper lantern revolutions. Shanghai steam—a mashup of Chinese wuxia fantasy and steampunk—contains vengeance, whimsy, horror and the fantastic. This collection of short stories is a mash up of Chinese wuxia fantasy and steampunk, and available through Amazon now.
Here’s what people are saying about Shanghai Steam:
“Shanghai Steam is one of those anthologies you think will be one thing, but is surprisingly more … and I mean that in a good way. If you are expecting this to be a collection of simple oriental steampunk stories, then prepare yourself to be Shanghaied.”
Michael Knost, Bram Stoker Award-winner
“Just when we thought steampunk had run out of, well, steam, these daring editors have reinvigorated the whole genre. A terrific collection of weird and wonderful tales.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of TRIGGERS
Shanghai Steam would make an amazing gift for a friend this holiday season. I know, because I’ve read the book cover to cover. And don’t forget to purchase a copy for yourself. My contribution to the anthology, by the way, is “Moon-Flame Woman,” an exciting story about a Chinese woman disguised as a man. The editors of the anthology (which contains the works of nineteen authors) are Ace Jordyn, Calvin D. Jim and Renee Bennett.
To view the book trailer, link to: Shanghai Steam Book Trailer.
Laurel Anne Hill
(Award-Winning Author of Heroes Arise.)
Shanghai Steam Cover
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