“Steampunk Reloaded” giveaway

November 4, 2010 at 7:09 am (Stories in print, The Internet Is Full of Things)

Those of you who aren’t thoroughly sick of steampunk may remember that “A Serpent in the Gears” was picked up by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded anthology, and the release date for that anthology is at hand!  Again, I’m honored and flattered to be part of this, and my inner geek — which has never been very inner to begin with — has been frothing at the mouth every time I see who else is in the anthology.  Catherynne Valente!  William Gibson!  Cherie Priest!  Sydney Padua! (And apparently there’s a Mecha-Ostrich…oh my.)

If I were feeling magnanimous, I’d arrange to give away a copy here on the blog. As it is, though, I’m letting someone else be magnanimous for me.  Beneath Ceaseless Skies is giving away a signed copy, in conjunction with Genevieve Valentine’s story “Bread and Circuses.” To make things even better, today’s issue also features Anne Cross’ “The Popinjay’s Daughter.” Anne is a member of BRAWL, and it’s great to see her work out there in the world.  Especially in BCS, which is a magazine I love.

I don’t yet have my contributor’s copy (though I can sense it on its way…’scuse me, gotta mop up the drool), but damn, this is a beautiful book.  You want a copy, right?  So go read the rules for the contest, then do whatever you have to so that you can have Steampunk Reloaded delivered straight to your door. I can’t promise that it will be hand-delivered by a goggle-eyed brass automaton who has just descended by jetpack from an airship that hovers ponderously above your house while from its many phonograph speakers thunder the strains of a jaunty melody of the sort that would make Charles Babbage develop a nasty twitch…but I can certainly imply it.

…Or you could, you know, buy a copy, if you want to do it the boring way.  But that way, when you win the free copy from BCS, you’ll have two!  And then you can put them in a box together and make them fight…hang on, I just remembered why I’m not supposed to post before coffee.


  1. Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said,

    Steampunk Reloaded is on my want list as it does sound like a great read. I wish you loads of luck with your story in it. 🙂

    I was looking to see if I could find an email address to contact you, but couldn’t find one. I was wondering if you would like to do an interview, which I could post on my blog, in December for the release of your third Evie book. I think the release date is for the end of December, correct? (Please let me know if I’m wrong. I’ve been known to type/write wrong dates.)

    If you would like to please email me: MyWorldinwordsandpages@gmail.com

    We can work out details and such then. 🙂 Thank you!

    • mlronald said,

      I really ought to put up a contact page. One more for the blog revamp!

      I’d love to do an interview! I’ll email you for details. Thanks!

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