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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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dynamicsymmetry
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
...Oh, wow.
upstart_crow
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
:D I KNOW RIGHT?!
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dramaturgca
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
OMGTHATSOUNDSSOCOOL.
upstart_crow
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!
oneminutemonkey
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Mike Allen, THAT scrub?
Man, with that ToC, this is gonna be awesome.
upstart_crow
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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snakey
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
OMggggggg.

Shira and Amal! Squee! :D :D :D
upstart_crow
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
YES! :DDD
annathepiper
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!
upstart_crow
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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pingback_bot
Sep. 27th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
Lesbian Steampunk
User ysabetwordsmith referenced to your post from Lesbian Steampunk saying: [...] Table of contents [...]
pingback_bot
Sep. 27th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
Monday
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 [...]
tithenai
Sep. 27th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
*gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!* I can't wait to read everything!! Also zomg I book-end! EEE!!!
upstart_crow
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 :)
ethereal_lad
Sep. 27th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
F#!$ Yeah!
upstart_crow
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
I know right!
hildebabble
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh very cool! Looking forward to it.
upstart_crow
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
firebirdgrrl
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Looks wonderful!
upstart_crow
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
It really is--and I'm not just saying that because I edited.
sovay
Sep. 27th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Well, that looks like a fantastic TOC.
time_shark
Sep. 27th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Don't it though?
(Anonymous)
Sep. 27th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! Can't wait to see it.

-beth
alan_yee
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!
pingback_bot
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 [...]
mercwriter
Sep. 27th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that looks FABULOUS. Cannot wait to get a copy! :D
dancesontrains
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Here via a twitter link- this looks really exciting! :D
upstart_crow
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) Keep watching for updates.
rosefox
Sep. 27th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see it!

Is it erotica, or romance, or...?
upstart_crow
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. :)
hani
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! I'd love to preorder this!
upstart_crow
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Shoot me an email and I'll put you on my list :)
sacchig
Sep. 28th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Sounds very intriguing. I'll have to watch for it.
dormouse_in_tea
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!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
me too! oh wow!
pingback_bot
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 [...]
pingback_bot
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Anthology Central!
User time_shark referenced to your post from Anthology Central! saying: [...] for more details. Second: [...]
pingback_bot
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Lesbian Steampunk Anthology
User csecooney referenced to your post from Lesbian Steampunk Anthology saying: [...] Check it: http://upstart-crow.livejournal.com/419995.html [...]
pingback_bot
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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