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ETA Sept. 29: Book has been bumped back just a little to January, rather than late December.

So this has been talked about a lot, but I haven't said much here for various reasons (most of them pertaining to a lack of time for blogging since March or so). Anyway, the contracts are in, the manuscript delivered, and all systems are full steam ahead. And so, without further ado:

Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories will be published by Torquere Press in December 2010 ETA January 2011 with stories by:

N.K. Jemisin: "The Effluent Engine"
Georgina Bruce: "Brilliant"
DL MacInnes: "Owl Song"
Sara M. Harvey: "Where the Ocean Meets the Sky"
Beth Wodzinski: "Suffer Water"
Rachel Manija Brown: "Steel Rider"
Shira Lipkin: "Truth and Life"
Matt Kressel: "The Hand that Feeds"
Meredith Holmes: "Love in the Time of Airships"
Teresa Wymore: "Under the Dome"
Tara Sommers: "Clockwork and Music"
Mikki Kendall: "Copper for a Trickster"
Mike Allen: "Sleepless, Burning Life"
Shweta Narayan: "The Padishah Begum's Reflections"
Amal El-Mohtar: "To Follow the Waves"

I know what you're thinking: "Wow! This book looks incredible! How can I blog about it/review it?" The answer is: contact me at upstart(dot)crow (at) gmail (dot) com, and I'll set you up. The more the merrier.

If you're not thinking that, you may be thinking: "Will there be any cool promotional things around this book?" The answer to that is: "Yes, it's very likely and things are in the works as we speak. Watch this space for more information."

And if you're not thinking that, you may well be thinking, "How can I order this now?!" Well, one way is by emailing me, again, at upstart(dot)crow (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and a mailing address. I don't have pricing information just yet, so don't worry about waiting for awhile. I'll be making this announcement again when I do; I'm just putting this out there now for the folks who have been asking where to go to express interest. There should also be a preorder link on Torquere's website near the end of October. Sorry I can't give you an amazon link just now; small presses work a little differently than the big NYC players, and this is one of those ways.

Or you may just be thinking, "Should I just spread this information around like wildfire?" The answer to that, of course, is yes.

Congratulations to all these wonderful authors. It was a joy working with them.


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Sep. 27th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
...Oh, wow.
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
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Sep. 27th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
It really, really is an awesome book! And one with a huge range of stories. Interestingly, the white protagonists are in the minority here!
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Mike Allen, THAT scrub?
Man, with that ToC, this is gonna be awesome.
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Yep! And his story's really weird and cool.

It is going to be VERY awesome! :DDDD
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Sep. 27th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)

Shira and Amal! Squee! :D :D :D
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Sep. 27th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
.... my word. I may have to read this.

And if there are review ARCs to be had, I'd be happy to bump one up to the top of my reading queue!
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
I hope you do!

There are review arcs to be had--though at the moment it's just a doc file (I don't have the pdf yet). Email me if you're interested, though, and I can at least add your name to the database for when I have the pdf.
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Sep. 27th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
Lesbian Steampunk
User ysabetwordsmith referenced to your post from Lesbian Steampunk saying: [...] Table of contents [...]
Sep. 27th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
User shadesong referenced to your post from Monday saying: [...] my only steampunk story ever, so if that's your thing, you definitely want this! More details here [...]
Sep. 27th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
*gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!* I can't wait to read everything!! Also zomg I book-end! EEE!!!
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
You do!!! :)

Seriously it's so awesome. As soon as I have pdf, I'll send you one :)
Sep. 27th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
F#!$ Yeah!
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
I know right!
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh very cool! Looking forward to it.
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Looks wonderful!
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
It really is--and I'm not just saying that because I edited.
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Well, that looks like a fantastic TOC.
Sep. 27th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Don't it though?
Sep. 27th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! Can't wait to see it.

Sep. 27th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
There are so many awesome people in the TOC. I'm sure the stories will be equally as awesome. Can't wait for the anthology to come out!
Sep. 27th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk
User rachelmanija referenced to your post from Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk saying: [...] Here's the table of contents [...]
Sep. 27th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that looks FABULOUS. Cannot wait to get a copy! :D
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Here via a twitter link- this looks really exciting! :D
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) Keep watching for updates.
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see it!

Is it erotica, or romance, or...?
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Some stories are definitely romantic, and a few have some pretty explicit scenes. Most do have an element of romance, though. :)
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! I'd love to preorder this!
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Shoot me an email and I'll put you on my list :)
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Sounds very intriguing. I'll have to watch for it.
Sep. 28th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
Well, that was a bit of overkill...nine of your fifteen authors would have sold me the anthology if they were the only name I recognized in it!

(and the others I just don't recognize)

Looking forward to it!
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
me too! oh wow!
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Linkspam: Tempest, Steam-Powered, Sybil's Garage, Stone Telling, and Clockwork Phoenix 3!
User tithenai referenced to your post from Linkspam: Tempest, Steam-Powered, Sybil's Garage, Stone Telling, and Clockwork Phoenix 3! saying: [...] shiny things. The Table of Contents for Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories has been announced [...]
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Anthology Central!
User time_shark referenced to your post from Anthology Central! saying: [...] for more details. Second: [...]
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Lesbian Steampunk Anthology
User csecooney referenced to your post from Lesbian Steampunk Anthology saying: [...] Check it: [...]
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
4 things are a post today
User shweta_narayan referenced to your post from 4 things are a post today saying: [...] 1) OMG you guys, official TOC of Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories! [...]
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