THE PREPOSTEROUS BOLLOX OF THE SITUATION

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"Most steampunks know little about steampunk’s origins. We are part of a strange phenomenon in which loads of elaborately costumed people call themselves “fans” of books they can’t even name. This is not too surprising since steampunk didn’t become popular as a genre until after it inspired an art and lifestyle movement. The few histories of the genre are too lengthy for most people to digest, but not knowing the basics about where steampunk came from leaves its enthusiasts wallowing in a shallow puddle of clichés when they could be swimming in an ocean of imagination. As a cure I suggest the reading nine of the most creative works of late twentieth century speculative fiction, the novels that defined steampunk…"

brucesterling:

Keep Cal/

brucesterling:

Keep Cal/

Rudy Rucker: “For purposes of SF vitality, and as a kind of promotional move, I’ve decided to put a full copy of my Complete Stories online as a free HTML page. This isn’t a Creative Commons release, it’s a free sample. As before, Complete Stories is Copyright © 2012 Rudy Rucker as a volume, and the individual stories are copyrighted to their authors. If you like what you see, you can buy an ebook or a print version of Complete Stories via the links at Transreal Books.”

If you don’t spend the rest of this month reading free Rudy Rucker stories, you’re an idiot.

“They say the moon’s gone missing,” said Carlo Morse. He set another fabule on the checkered tablecloth at Schwarz’s Deli.

Jimmy Ganzer examined the growing collection of dream nuggets. The fabules were tightly patterned little pastel spheres, pockmarked and seamed, scattered across the tabletop like wads of gum. “Nobody goes for space travel dreams anymore,” said Ganzer. “I don’t want to work on that.”

Read on at Tor.com.