The Immersion Book of Steampunk

The Immersion Book of Steampunk

Join the "Immersion Book of Steampunk" for an expedition through a new age of glorious industry.

Author: Gareth D. Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 095639244X

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Join the "Immersion Book of Steampunk" for an expedition through a new age of glorious industry. Encounter suffragette air-pirates, the art-deco terror of imperial skies, unwrap the bullet-proof magic of a cynical prince, or discover the dark, ensorcelled secrets of evolutionary public engineering.
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Mammoth Book Of Steampunk Adventures

Mammoth Book Of Steampunk Adventures

Originally appearedin SteamPowered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories.
Reprinted by permission of the author. “The Clockworks of Hanyang” ©2011by
GordSellar. Originally appeared in The Immersion Book of Steampunk. Reprinted
by ...

Author: Sean Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110756

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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From the editor of The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, this anthology of steam-powered short stories, dirigibles aloft, retro-tech wonders, and astounding adventure will set clockwork-loving hearts hammering with delight. Longtime steampunk fans: prepare to gleefully grab your goggles to read these remarkable stories! Newcomers: prepare to become fans of this popular genre involving both the past and present—entertainingly and provocatively re-thought, re-invented, and re-evaluated. With stories by K.W. Jeter, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Ken Liu, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Full list of contributors: Christopher Barzak; Tobias Buckell; C. S. E. Cooney; Aliette de Bodard; Lisa L. Hannett; Samantha Henderson; K. W. Jeter; Caitlin R. Kiernan; Jay Lake; Ken Liu; Alex Dally MacFarlane; Tony Pi; Cherie Priest; Cat Rambo; Chris Roberson; Margaret Ronald; Sofia Samatar; Gord Sellar; Nisi Shawl; Benjanun Sriduangkaew; E. Caterine Tobler; Genevieve Valentine; Carrie Vaughn; AC Wise; Jonathan Wood. Praise for the author: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, edited by Sean Wallace, focuses on newer elements of steampunk and proudly includes work by Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cat Rambo, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and more. Kirkus Reviews The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, edited by Sean Wallace, includes five original stories (and a large selection of good recent work). All the originals are worthy of attention. Locus World Fantasy Award-winning editor Wallace has compiled an outstanding anthology of thirty stories (including four originals) sure to satisfy even the most jaded steampunk fans and engage newcomers and skeptics. Each story exemplifies steampunk’s knack for critiquing both the past and the present, in a superb anthology that demands rereading. Publishers Weekly, starred review What I liked best about the majority of these short stories was that they’re true to steampunk; no real unusual deviations for those of you looking for goggles and corsets . . . Wired
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Steampunk

Steampunk

... (Macmillan), Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (Myrmidon Books), Alchemyof
StonebyEkaterina Sedia (Prime), The Immersion Book of Steampunk
EditedbyJones and Rafala (Immersion) and TheSocietyof Steam by Andrew
PMayer (Pyr).

Author: Paul Roland

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843442509

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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What began in the late 1980s as an underground community of science fantasy aficionados with a fetish for Victoriana now pervades almost every aspect of popular culture from music and movies to comics and computer games. Steampunk is much more than a retro-futuristic fashion statement or a subgenre of science fiction. On the surface its adherents profess a penchant for neo-Victorian fashion, fanciful clockwork accessories and have a desire to live in an alternative reality inhabited by airships and eccentric inventions. But the literature, art, music and movies of this burgeoning community offer a radical and irreverent re-imagining of society the way it might have evolved had history taken a sharp detour prior to the industrial revolution giving us a world without electricity, the infernal (sic) combustion engine and the technology that we take for granted today. The world of steampunk is the elegant gas lit world of Jules Verne and HG Wells, of Michael Moorcock and their literary antecedents for whom the digital age never dawned. Author and musician Paul Roland traces the history of Steampunk, covering every element of the genre, from fashion and jewelry to music and literature, drawing on exclusive quotes from leading writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers in the field.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Ninth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Twenty Ninth Annual Collection

The three best SF anthologies of the year were all edited by Jonathan Strahan:
Engineering Infinty (Solaris Books), Life ... edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
and The Immersion Book of Steampunk (Immersion Press), edited by Gareth D.

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250009784

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together short stories from award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25

There were two steampunk anthologies, Steampunk!: An Anthology of
Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (Candlewick Press), edited by KellyLink
and GavinJ. Grant and The Immersion Bookof Steampunk (Immersion Press),
edited by ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780338835

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In this the twenty-fifth edition of his celebrated annual Mammoth Book of Best New SF (its 29th as The Year's Best SF in the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois presents most outstanding pieces of short science fiction from 2011, along with his typically informative notes on each author. Many are the work of award-winning writers, but there are also some surprising newcomers. The collection is prefaced, as ever, by Dozois's Summation of 2011 in SF, a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends. Includes stories from bestselling writers: Damien Broderick, Paul McAuley, Ian R. MacLeod, Catherynne M. Valente, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Michael Swanwick, Yoon Ha Lee and many more. Praise for previous editions: Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.
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Surrenstrada

Surrenstrada

The genre of my novel is Fantasy. The subgenre is Weird West. This novel showcases monsters and creatures set in a western world. This book is heavily influenced by high fantasy novels with shades of steampunk.

Author: Ken Watkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 1087801362

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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The genre of my novel is Fantasy. The subgenre is Weird West. This novel showcases monsters and creatures set in a western world. This book is heavily influenced by high fantasy novels with shades of steampunk. Even though this project is set in a fantasy world, traditional fantasy plays a significant role. The Dark Elf trilogy by R.A. Salvatore influenced the work significantly in form. Christie Golden Arthas book along with her other Warcraft novels influenced plot and characterization. Old western films like The Shootist and television shows like Gunsmoke along with Wagon Train guided the western style. First and foremost objective of the work is to create a compelling story. The second objective is to apply the lessons learned from this university. Surrenstrada: For Honor takes place in its own world. That in itself presents a challenge. Continuity proves challenging because the world needs to be consistent. The first step - create a world that possess a deep history. Things that will never hit the pages but provides the reader with immersion. Questions slow your writing because one always asks, "would that monster be there" or "what is the climate in this area?" The questions never stopped during the writing process. The second challenge of writing this novel was consistency. This challenge sounds easy but proved problematic. Something as simple as the spelling of a character's name. This led to time spent during the editing process. Reading other authors first and foremost proved to be invaluable. Authors like Salvatore, Golden and even Tolkien provided strong influences. These authors gave me insight into form and showed the potential of storytelling in this genre. The other two, despite reluctance to admit, watching westerns all the time as a child. Westerns during my youth displayed a fascinating world of the hero or heroine jumping on a horse riding to confront the villain. Also, the game Dungeouns and Dragons. This gave the lore of fantasy monsters used in this novel. This game is gaining interest with shows like Stranger Things. Surrenstrada: For Honor sub-genre is Weird West. This genre, even though a few works have been done, is relatively open. This work adds to a sub-genre by giving compelling characters, new world and tells a compelling story. The implications of this work shows this genre that creating a world and putting monsters against your heroes is all secondary. Despite being set in a fantastical world, there is always a human element. That is where the story hides.
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Stranger Origins

Stranger Origins

Bestseller Jack Castle presents a brand-new world where futuristic theme parks dominate a civilization totally dependent on technology and entertainment. "Alice in Wonderland meets Westworld!" -Joe Butler, Spokesman Review

Author: Jack Castle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1087811988

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

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Bestseller Jack Castle presents a brand-new world where futuristic theme parks dominate a civilization totally dependent on technology and entertainment. "Alice in Wonderland meets Westworld!" -Joe Butler, Spokesman Review
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The Odin Inheritance

The Odin Inheritance

Ariana Trevelyan, Cambridge mathematics student and deft mechanical tinkerer, thinks keeping her parents in the dark about her position as a navigator on an amateur airship is the wisest course of action.

Author: Victoria L. Scott

Publisher: Grey Wolfe Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1628281529

Category:

Page: 504

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Ariana Trevelyan, Cambridge mathematics student and deft mechanical tinkerer, thinks keeping her parents in the dark about her position as a navigator on an amateur airship is the wisest course of action. She can't admit to them she throws darts in pubs on the weekends to raise money for her airship habit, for Heaven's sake! When a nasty German fellow tries to abduct her from a Cambridge library and her delightfully cryptic Great Aunt Miranda discovers her airship secret... her life becomes even more complicated. As Ariana finds herself on the run from mechanically Enhanced ruffians and surrounded by people with magical powers, she discovers that there's far more to her dead-eye aim than she initially thought. Now an evil man wants Ariana in his power to wreak havoc on the world - can she escape his clutches without losing her life?
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To Build the Impossible

To Build the Impossible

" The essay brought the debate between narratology and ludology in game studies from the realm of academics, theorists, and developers, to the average gamer.

Author: Elizabeth Anne Reblin

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:927175479

Category:

Page: 208

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In 2007, Irrational Games released the steampunk first-person shooter BioShock. Months after the game's release, Clint Hocking wrote a blog post entitled "Ludonarrative Dissonance in BioShock." The essay brought the debate between narratology and ludology in game studies from the realm of academics, theorists, and developers, to the average gamer. No longer were players and critics analyzing a game based on just its gameplay and/or aesthetics. Now there was the pre-conceived notion that video games should aim to have its narratives element reflect the ludological components as well. The primary objective of this thesis is to explore the relationship between the narratological and ludological components in the BioShock trilogy that went into creating its unique experience as a player-driven narrative. I will be performing three case studies, comparing and contrasting BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite in regards to ludonarrative synchronicity. Rather than using Hocking's term, "ludonarrative dissonance," which is loaded with negative connotation, I will analyze the games based on their attempt to reach "ludonarrative synchronicity." This term of my own signifies moments when the narratological elements of a game converge with the ludological elements in a harmonious fashion. Unlike Hocking's word choice, ludonarrative synchronicity does not seek to find fault in a game from the outset. The strength of analyzing the BioShock trilogy in depth, rather than focusing on a group of separate, unrelated titles, is two-fold. First, BioShock's creator Ken Levine's stated goal was to build a game in which the players were not an observer of narrative, but a participant. The other advantage of having three related games to analyze is that it allows for multiple points of comparison and correlation that appear in all three games. I will detail specific narratological and ludological aspects of each game for those who have not played them, followed by an examination of three key points of comparison between the three games where the intersection of narratology and ludology are prominent within the entire trilogy. Those three key points, not necessarily exclusive of one another, are theme, level design, and immersion.
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Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Historical and fictional characters come together and change the future of Africa forever.

Author: Bruce Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: 1946409847

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Historical and fictional characters come together and change the future of Africa forever. Renowned actress Lady Ellen Terry, detective Sherlock Holmes, financier Cecil Rhodes, hunter/naturalist Frederick Courtney Selous, King Lobengula, and a mysterious, undead adventuress named Paulette Monot become chess pieces in the Great Game, which takes the form of Africa's First Matabele War. "It is unlikely that anyone will ever read this. In fact, if you are perusing these pages, and you're not one of the Kin ("vampires" to the uninitiated), it is almost certain that there's either been some sort of terrible mistake or that I (Miss Paulette Monot) have decided to take a mortal lover. The latter is perhaps more likely. Lucky you."
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Encyclopedia of New Media

Encyclopedia of New Media

Author: Steve Jones

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055882594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

View: 271

Entries cover new media systems, covering such topics as art, business and commerce, cyberculture, networking, open source software, and organizations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Science fiction Studies

Science fiction Studies

netics , ” which introduces the book ' s central focus on gender issues in an
interesting , though theoretically half - baked , defense ... with Victorian inventor
Charles Babbage figured prominently in Gibson and Sterling ' s “ steampunk "
novel The Difference Engine ( which Plant treats ) . ... immersion " ( 73 ) , over
conventional head - mounted displays , which tend to promote a less interactive
environment .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014639618

Category: Science fiction

Page:

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Imagining Monsters

Imagining Monsters

The stories range in theme from literary reimaginings of Mary Shelley's life, to a horror story about a woman transforming herself into a termite queen, and everything else in between. These stories are truly haunting!

Author: Alison McBain

Publisher: Fairfield Scribes

ISBN: 194912214X

Category:

Page: 214

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The Fairfield Scribes worked with WestportWRITES to release an anthology of short stories written by authors local to Fairfield County, Connecticut. These pieces are in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic novel. The original challenge to the authors for this collection was to follow in Shelley's legendary footsteps, when Lord Byron told his guests in the summer of 1816 to "each write a ghost story." Authors include Edward Ahern, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Gabi Coatsworth, Cody Daigle-Orians, Dave D'Alessio, Alex Giannini, Roman Godzich, Sheryl Kayne, P.C. Keeler, Alison McBain, V.P. Morris, Marc Sirkin, Corrine "Mitzy Sky" Taylor, and D.J. Whitney. The stories range in theme from literary reimaginings of Mary Shelley's life, to a horror story about a woman transforming herself into a termite queen, and everything else in between. These stories are truly haunting! So crank up your alchemical machines and look out for the next thunderstorm...
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When to Now

When to Now

Author: Cynthia C. Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949122069

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