The Crossroads of the Aether
Read my comments of July 14th back on p. 8 of this thread. As a 5th generation Seattleite, I am deeply offended by Boneshaker.
The only people I know who've supported it have done so because the protagonist is a middle-aged (or near middle-aged) woman with a teenage son. So what. Why does that excuse poor research and lousy writing? Before anyone attacks my apparent maleness, I am transgendered, an FtM. I had to live over 50 years as female. I certainly understand the need for solidarity among women. But Cherie Priest in no way deserves the status of cause celebre. After all, there excellent women SteamPunk writers out here. And great female characters in well-written books and short stories. Let's support them.
For a thorough critique, especially of the author's ignorance of the Seattle area and its history, as well as of some glaring anachronisms used by characters in the book, go to my website:
I corrected a typo, but the search still comes up with the error intact. Sorry. The address really is:
In addition, a websearch for "the steampunk populist" will bring it up as well.This one I checked; it's working now.
the Affinity Bridge by George Mann and the clockwork angel By Cassandra Clare .
Two fantasticly original stories by two amazing authors.
((Overall, I'd consider the clockwork angel more or less steampunk then Victorian fantasy, but it certainly has a wonderful steampunk undertone to it, with all of it's automatons and fancy gadgets...))