Shanghai Steam From ancient China to a future Mars from the British Empire to the Old West authors show you worlds with alcohol fuelled dragons philosophical automatons and Qi powered machines both wondrous a

  • Title: Shanghai Steam
  • Author: Renée Bennett Calvin D. Jim Ace Jordyn Camille Alexa Shen Braun Amanda Clark Ray Dean Tim Ford
  • ISBN: 9781770530225
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcohol fuelled 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 mashup of steampunk and the Chinese literary genre known as Wuxia looFrom ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcohol fuelled 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 mashup of steampunk and the Chinese literary genre known as Wuxia loosely translated as martial hero.

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    1. The editors of Shanghai Steam have compiled a set of stories featuring an impressive range of protagonists and ideas. Each story involves or is driven by the shared themes of the anthology - qi ("life energy" as represented in Chinese culture) and every variation on steampunk one could imagine. The settings include everything from traditional airships to qi-powered dragons to automatons both mindless and astute, but the focus remains on the characters, as any good story should.If I had any quibb [...]

    2. A nice range of whimsical and imaginative tales, some serious, some humorous, that create a nice blend of steampunk and traditional Chinese heroic mythology. I do have a story in this anthology, and so had a rooting interest in enjoying the other pieces, but I am glad to say that I enjoyed them as a group. The editors did a good job of selecting a mix of stories that are distinctive but tie together thematically.

    3. A nice range of whimsical and imaginative tales, some serious, some humorous, that create a nice blend of steampunk and traditional Chinese heroic mythology. I do have a story in this anthology, and so had a rooting interest in enjoying the other pieces, but I am glad to say that I enjoyed them as a group. The editors did a good job of selecting a mix of stories that are distinctive but tie together thematically.

    4. Shanghai Steam is an outstanding and long overdue addition to the steampunk canon, in one pass removing the genre from Victoriana to Wuxia. THANK YOU editors Ace Jordyn, Calvin D. Jim, and Reneé Bennett for this breath of fresh air. The stories are varied and present a great mix of action/adventure and significant thought. Bravo!

    5. The variety and perspectives of China with the steam element in this set of short stories works well. I found this to be an entertaining collection of short stories that is a magical mesh of steampunk and wuxia.

    6. This was an anthology I had actually looked into writing for but ran out of time to submit to. Out of curiosity, I picked it up to see how it turned out. From the first page to the last, this anthology had everything it promised and more. A wonderful collection of stories that combine both steampunk and martial arts. Normally I would pick out the stories that stood out to me within an anthology, but Shanghai Steam contains so many good stories that I can't really compare them against each other. [...]

    7. Shanghai Steam was a very good anthology full of stories that play with all of the expected tropes of Steampunk and Wuxia. Some might think there are a few too many stories based around the Boxer Rebellion (which makes sense as it is a nice time period for the two genres to meet on equal footing)but I found them all quite different and looked at the conflict in a variety of different lights.Overall I would recommend this book to anyone with any interest in either steampunk, or wuxia literature.

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