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Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances
Corsets and Clockwork 13 Steampunk Romances
Author: Trisha Telep (Editor)
When good hearts battle evil, resistance is automated... — In the Victorian era of possibility and discovery, the boundaries of love, passion, and power are unavoidably pushed to the brink.  Feisty heroines and genius inventors, supernatural outcasts and idealistic heroes alike prowl through dangerous streets of soot-chocked cities of indust...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780762440924
ISBN-10: 0762440929
Publication Date: 5/10/2011
Pages: 437
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 8
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noisechick avatar reviewed Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The editor says it all in the introduction: "... might seem a tad light-hearted to the steampunk purist..."
Um... yeah. There are several stories in this anthology (most notably "Chickie Hill's Badass Ride" that have NOTHING to do with steampunk. )(Unless you count taking apart a clock in an alternate 1960s with some 'Lovecraftian beasties' to be steampunk. I don't. Much like I don't consider Justin Bieber's xmas video to be steampunk.
There's a video up on youtube: Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) which harps on the fashionably of the genre right now. And having read this anthology, I feel the same way. Cheated.
There is exactly THREE dirigibles in the entire 13 story collection. Less than half the stories take place in a proper Victorian era setting... I'm NOT a purist, but this... is insulting.
It gets 2 1/2 stars for having a few stories with independent young heroines who aren't ruled by love. But being independent while wearing a corset doesn't make it steampunk.
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