Well, this post is only about six weeks late. Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all. I’ll mix the WFC post with a 2015 rundown post, methinks, and get it all out of the way in one fell swoop.
So, 2015: stuff happened.
Jeff VanderMeer’s gorgeous Steampunk Bible and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant’s equally fabulous Steampunk! Both hard cover goodness filled with awesome.
And in the latter is Kathleen Jennings’ truly wonderful graphic novelly, steampunky story about finishing schools and dentists.
The delightful John DeNardo at SF Signal asked a few people to pick and choose for their dream anthology, citing what you’d choose and why. The answers were so big, they had to split the post in two.
Mine is here, as is that of Nancy Kress (hallowed be her name), Violet
Theodora Goss not only has a cool name, she’s the creator of some glorious prose. Her fiction includes the wonderful creation of Miss Emily Gray (whom I find vaguely sinister in a pleasing way) in her collection In the Forest of Forgetting. Her work has been published in Strange Horizons,