More Lesbian Steampunk Stories: A Roundtable with Steam-Powered II Authors by Jaymee Goh on Tor.com

If this week proves anything, it’s two things: steampunk is still going strong as a trend, and it’s growing. And if this anthology proves anything, it’s that we really like lesbians. After Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories came out last year, Torquere Books realized it was pretty popular! And thus JoSelle Vanderhooft signed on again to bring us Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories (with an implicit promise that she’ll bring us another, and another, and another…). Steam-Powered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories comes out October 26 from Torquere Books, and you can place pre-orders by emailing JoSelle directly. If you like lesbian fantasy anthologies in general, JoSelle has edited a whole lot of them.

So, what can we expect from this new anthology?

[Read the Rest on Tor.com’s Steampunk Week]

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3 responses to “More Lesbian Steampunk Stories: A Roundtable with Steam-Powered II Authors by Jaymee Goh on Tor.com

  1. Aaron

    I haven’t read any of these, but I’m guessing it is a romance with a steampunk backdrop used as a unique twist to the lipstick romance genre. I could be wrong, but I see this as nothing more than marketing.

    Has anyone on this list actually read any of these stories? Are they really steampunk or just marketed that way?
    Thanks!

    • From my experience reading the first volume, those stories were steampunk by my definition of:

      1) being retrofuturistic technofantasy
      2) not having romance being the primary quality in all of them (though they are for some).

      So while I can’t speak for the second volume, I can at least trust that JoSelle Vanderhooft’s editorial selections are quality.

      • Aaron

        Sounds great – thanks for the feedback. I’ll have to put both volumes on my to read list. I appreciate it!
        Aaron