Friday, June 3, 2011

Fairgrounds: Celia's Dirigible

We look up into the sky and see Celia's dirigible.


She is at the fair and shares some of her wares...

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by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia
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Corsets and Clockwork
13 Steampunk Romances
by Trisha Telep (Editor)
Maria V. Snyder
Tiffany Trent
Kiersten White
Jaclyn Dolamore
Tessa Gratton
Caitlin Kittredge
Adrienne Kress
Lesley Livingston
Dru Pagliassotti
Dia Reeves
Michael Scott
Ann Aguirre
Frewin Jones
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Excerpt from Celia's review part 1:

“Wild Magic” by Ann Aguirre
A classic forbidden romance between classes, which also pits magic against technology, and disenfranchised natives against privileged invaders, is the foundation of this entry. Predictable and sweet, it’s sure to please fans of YA paranormal romance.

“Deadwood” by Michael Scott
Old West, meet steampunk. This tale introduces two characters in an adventure too brief to do them justice. It feels a bit like the film Wild, Wild West, and skimps on personal development to describe a world that we might like better if we had more time in it.

Read the rest.

Excerpt from Celia's review part 2:

“The Airship Gemini” by Jaclyn Dolamore
Take Siamese twins, put them on an airship over the Atlantic, and stir in a shapeshifter hoping to separate them. Result: a quirky tale just on the wrong side of believable. Part of the trouble undoubtedly lay in the length of the story (too short), but the combination of fantastical elements didn’t help either. Not without merit, but not essential.

“The King of Greenlight City” by Tessa Gratton
A charming and surprising story that grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. It reminded me that magic is dangerous AND wondrous (which is the best sort of realization). Definitely an example of the kind of tale that takes you somewhere you didn’t expect to go, and teaches you something new about the world.

Read the rest.

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by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia
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* Let me know in comments if this book captures your interest.

* image source dirigible

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  1. Love the review and dirigible!

  2. Definitely looks interesting. I'm not sure if I'd go out and buy it, but if I happened to find it at the library or something I'd take it home.

  3. I got this from the library and haven't started it yet (although I'm intrigued by what lies inside....)

  4. I saw this book a couple days ago and all I can think is "want, want, want" I think it looks amazing, I want to read it so badly!

  5. Thanks for including my review, V! The book definitely has its moments (and I, of course, fell in love with the darkest of those).

  6. Welcome, Celia (how I envy her dirigible! ;)). Thanks for this thoughtful review -- can't wait to peruse and drool!

  7. Oh, this one must be put on my wishlist!

  8. I saw her review. Quite good.
    I LOVE the picture on top too!
    So clever.

  9. This anthology sounds soooooooo goooooood!


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