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.