Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Cogwheels: Ten Tales of Steampunk (ebook)
You know the drill! ITS TIME FOR A SHORT REVIEW ON A BOOK!!!!
Everyone who knows me, knows that I love to read. I have read many different genre of books. I am not a really picky reader, so a lot of the times I choose a book with out even reading the sleeve. In this case I liked the sound of the title! haha!
Most of the time I do not really have much time to read books. I have a 4 month old and a 2 year old to take care of , a house to keep up , as well as my many blogger deadlines I need to meet! What a crazy day!!! I love the organized chaos though! I typically take time during naps, lunch, when my fiance' gets home and once everyone is asleep (I am a night owl- hoot hoot!)
This book I honestly had no clue what it was about. I was actually surprised to find out that it was literally ten different stories (well 12 stories thanks to Rayne Hall's Cat).
In order to gain some insight on what I was going to be reading, I went to google! After some looking around I found this:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognisably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.
Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The term steampunk's first known appearance was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created even as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.
Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
This made me even more eager to read these stories! This type of book is right up my alley!
This book is full of 12 authors' and their version of a Steampunk story.
My son is getting his 2 year molars in, my 4 month old is also teething, I am not only behind in cleaning the apartment, but I am behind in my blogging deadlines AND I just began the hunt for a house! I am quite a busy bee!! I am currently slowly getting through this book of many stories, but as usual I do not want to spoil any bit of it for you!! But hey, you cant beat .99 for a kindle book!
Head over here to buy this book!