Everfair

Sneak Peek: Everfair by Nisi Shawl

Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium’s disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britain join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo’s “owner,” King…

Boneshaker

Throwback Thursdays: The Devil Wears Goggles

Welcome to Throwback Thursdays on the Tor/Forge blog! Every other week, we’re delving into our newsletter archives and sharing some of our favorite posts. Fiddlehead, the fifth book in Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century series, is here! To celebrate the publication of Cherie’s latest steampunk adventure, we’ve reached back in our archives to October 2009, when…

Starred Review: Fiendish Schemes by K. W. Jeter

“Jeter’s vision of a Victorian world transformed by steam power is fascinating and funny, populated by ambulatory lighthouses, grain-disdaining meatpunks, anarchist coalpunks, and depraved ‘fex’ addicts obsessed with ‘valve girls.’ He thoroughly entertains readers with brilliant speculation and a charmingly reluctant hero.” K. W. Jeter’s Fiendish Schemes got a starred review in Publishers Weekly! Here’s…

Starred Review: Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett

“Barnett gleefully blends Victorian-era characters with steam and clockwork technology in a ‘steampulp’ romance of supernatural adventure… With sky pirates, gibbering frog-faced hordes, and nods to historical figures both real and imaginary, Barnett doesn’t miss a trope, and even readers who don’t usually love steampunk will gobble it up.” David Barnett’s Gideon Smith and the…

The Rise of Ransom City

A Letter from Harry Ransom

Written by Felix Gilman [We are pleased to announce that the writings of the famous Harry Ransom – some might say notorious – have now been collected and published as The Rise of Ransom City. This letter was found too late to be included. Besides, the fellow who says he found it was asking too…