Written by Laurel on December 14th, 2013
A Recommended Steampunk Read
This month I received more exciting news about Shanghai Steam, the steampunk-wuxia anthology containing my short story, “Moon-Flame Woman.” Shanghai Steam has been mentioned twice in the new book Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories (September 2013) by Orson Scott Card, Phillip Athans, Jay Lake and the editors of Writer’s Digest.
First, on page 146 in the section Critical Reactions to Steampunk:
“A handful of editors and writers are tackling the issues of classism, racism, and imperialism head on, including independent Hades Publishing anthology Shanghai Steam (2012), which offers a Chinese view of the steampunk world.”
Next, page 150 lists Shanghai Steam in the section Recommended Steampunk Reading under the heading Anthologies, Short Fiction and Miscellaneous.
Recommends "Shanghai Steam"
Then this week, the ebook edition of Shanghai Steam made Amazon top 100 lists in both the steampunk and Asian myths and legends categories. On the Asian myths and legends list, Shanghai Steam at one point was rated #11.
All this is in addition to the anthology’s nomination for an Aurora Award in Canada earlier this year. I’m proud to be one of the authors featured in Shanghai Steam.
A description of Shanghai Steam is as follows:
From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcohol-fueled dragons, philosophical automatons, and Qi-powered machines both wondrous and strange in tales of vengeance, paper lantern revolutions and flying monks. Shanghai Steam is a unique mash up of steampunk and the Chinese literary genre known as wuxia (loosely translated as martial hero). Shanghai Steam includes works by: Camille Alexa, Shen Braun, Amanda Clark, Ray Dean, Tim Ford, Laurel Anne Hill, Minsoo Kang, William H. Keith, Crystal Koo, Frank Larnerd, Emily Mah, Derwin Mak, Brent Nichols, Frances Pauli, Jennifer Rahn, Tim Reynolds, Julia A. Rosenthal, Nick Tramdack, and K. H. Vaughan.
To view the book trailer, CLICK HERE.
Laurel Anne Hill (award-winning author of HEROES ARISE)
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