Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables

Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables

Combining the timeless fairy tales that we all read as children with the out-of-time technological wizardry that is steampunk, this collection of stories blends the old and the new in ways sure to engage every fantasy reader.…

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Red Shoes", New York Times bestselling author K. W. Jeter’s "La Valse" forges a fable about love, the decadence of technology, and a gala dance that becomes the obsession of a young engineer—and the doom of those who partake in it.…

In "You Will Attend Until Beauty Awakens", national bestselling author and John W. Campbell Award winner Jay Lake tells the story of Sleeping Beauty—and how the princess was conceived in deception, raised in danger, and rescued by a prince who may be less than valiant.

The tale of "The Tinderbox" takes a turn into the surreal when a damaged young soldier comes into possession of an intricate, treacherous treasure and is drawn into a mission of mercy in national bestselling author Kat Richardson’s "The Hollow Hounds".

In "The Kings of Mount Golden", Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee Paul Di Filippo tells the story of a young man’s search for his heritage and a mechanical marvel that lies at the heart of a sinister pact in this fascinating take on "The King of the Golden Mountain".


ALSO INCLUDES STORIES FROM
Steven Harper
Nancy A. Collins
G. K. Hayes
Gregory Nicoll
Pip Ballantine

Title:Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451464941
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    Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables Reviews

  • Erin

    Its not the book, its me! About 6 years ago I was really into Steampunk. Its how I was first introduced to the works of Cassandra Claire. Its was good times but at some point I stopped reading Steampu...

  • All Things Urban Fantasy

    Review Courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyLA VALSE by K.W. JeterThe original fairy tales were pretty gruesome affairs with the wicked and sometimes the innocent meeting horribly bloody ends. LA VALSE...

  • Charlie

    All reviews are based on two separate 5-point scales – 1 to 5 for clockwork usage and 1 to 5 for the story itself3.5 stars overall.La ValseCLOCKWORK – 5 The usage of clockwork is fun, though a bit...

  • extrapulp

    Wobbly collection. Starting off with strong re-workings by K.W. Jeter (La Valse) and Steven Harper (Fair Vasyl) - the remainder of the collection struggled. Most authors seemed to struggle to try to p...

  • Cheryl

    The reading community needs fewer wannabe authors and more editors and proofreaders. These were cute enough adventures, ideas, attempts - but they had very little of the resonance or re-readability of...

  • Toby

    Very hit and miss. The stories range from enjoyable ("Fair Vasyl", "The Mechanical Wings") to quite possibly the worst story I've read ("The Steampiper, etc."). A good read overall, but worth reading ...

  • Jim

    I thought I'd like these more than I did. They had some neat ideas & takes on classic tales, but most were way too long with little pay off. I really like SHORT stories with a twist, usually at the en...

  • Shay

    I enjoyed the twist on classic fairytales! Sure there were stories I wasn't a fan of, but as a whole this was a clever spin on tales we know and love....

  • Madelyn Grace

    I enjoyed it for what is was but it fell flat often. I’ve read a few of these stories in other anthologies so that may be why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. Clockwork Fairy Tales is great o...

  • Jakk Makk

    A beautiful book to look at with a cheery font. Unfortunately, the writing was not what I'd hoped for. See comments for the writing fouls that chased me off....