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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Solaris Books to Publish Major New Steampunk Anthology (Official Press Release)

EXTRAORDINARY ENGINES:
The Definitive Steampunk Anthology

Airships, automatons and aether! Extraordinary Engines is a brand new anthology from editor and reviewer Nick Gevers featuring all-original Steampunk-inspired stories from some of the genre’s foremost writers including Daniel Abraham, Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Beth Bernobich, Eric Brown, Keith Brooke, Paul Di Filippo, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Jay Lake, Margo Lanagan, James Lovegrove, Ian R. MacLeod, Michael Moorcock, James Morrow, Kim Newman, Robert Reed, Chris Roberson, Adam Roberts, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Jeff VanderMeer and Marly Youmans (Subject to change). “Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology” will be published simultaneously in both the US and UK by Solaris, in paperback, Fall 2008.

Solaris have also commissioned Alex CF of ‘Many Dead Things’, known for his astounding Steampunk creations, to produce a major new contraption to be used in the cover photography for the book.

Commissioning Editor Christian Dunn said of the deal "Extraordinary Engines is an absolutely top-hole anthology featuring work by some of the finest minds in the Empire and Colonies. The perfect book to take on safari or long constitutionals, and an ideal accompaniment to afternoon tea and tiffin."

Nick Gevers is a South African science fiction editor and critic, whose work has appeared in The Washington Post Book World, Interzone,
Scifi.com, SF Site, The New York Review of Science Fiction and Nova Express. He writes two monthly review columns for Locus Magazine, and is editor at the British independent press, PS Publishing; he also edits the quarterly genre fiction magazine, Postscripts.

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