Happy 2018! Kicking off the new year to put in a good word for Steampunk Universe, the follow-up to Steampunk World that contains multicultural, global stories featuring disabled characters. I’m happy to provide the introduction for his title alongside SFF writer & disability advocate Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Check out below for more information, the tables of contents underneath the jump, and check out the link to grab your own copy.
We keep getting told that steampunk is not diverse.
We keep proving them wrong.
Several years ago, we brought you the award-winning anthology Steampunk World.
Since then, a number of prominent anthologies and other works of diverse steampunk fiction have sprung up.
But it is not enough.
We want to see characters like ALL our friends, like ALL the members of our families.
We want to see fully developed characters in steampunk who are disabled or aneurotypical. We want to see more than token characters and cliched plots.
We were told it would be too hard, especially in steampunk.
We are going to prove them wrong again – and we want you to join us.
Join editor Sarah Hans, our cover artist James Ng, and contributors Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Maurice Broaddus, Malon Edwards, Emily Cataneo, Pip Ballantine and nine others today.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Diana Pho & Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
All God’s Chillun Got Wings – Maurice Broaddus
The Ussuri Bear – Ken Liu
Heart of Ash, Heart of Steam – Malon Edwards
Internal Devices – Suna Dasi
The Wartime Diary of Fieke Brand, Age 15 – Emily B. Cataneo
The Concubine’s Heart – Matthew Bright
A Teardrop In The Ocean – Lyndsay E Gilbert
Hunter’s Moon – Candida Spillard
Ngaire and Whakamua – Pip Ballantine
My Father is Made of Light – Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
On the Clockwork Trail – Kate Coe
Clockworks – Jody Lynn Nye
Spectrum – Liam Hogan
The Clockwork Canavar – Zach Chapman
To Measure the Heavens – Andrew Knighton
A Noble Endeavor – Lucy A. Snyder