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    Steampunk Faerie Tale Anthology

    Publication Date: May 2016

    Edited by:
    Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Greg Schauer

    Cover and Illustrations by: Dustin Blottenberger

    Trade Paperback: 9781937051013

    Click here for a full list of contributors.


The Steampunk Journal - Highly Recommended Award

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Once Upon a Time, ageless tales were told from one generation to the next, filled with both wonders and warnings. Tales of handsome princes and wicked queens, of good-hearted folk and evil stepmothers.

Tales of danger and caution and magic...classics that still echo in our hearts and memories even to this day,
told from old, cherished books or from memory at Grandma's knee.

Oh yes, tales have been told...but never quite like these. Journey with us through the pages of Gaslight and Grimm to discover timeless truths through lenses polished in the age of steam.

With tales by James Chambers, Christine Norris, Bernie Mojzes, Danny Birt, Jean Marie Ward, Jeff Young,
Gail Z. and Larry N. Martin, Elaine Corvidae, David Lee Summers, Kelly A. Harmon, Jonah Knight,
Diana Bastine, and Jody Lynn Nye.


Table of Contents

James Chambers - In Wolf's Clothing
Christine Norris - When Pigs Fly
Bernie Mojzes - From the Horse's Mouth
Danny Birt - The (Steamy) Tale of Cinderella
Jean Marie Ward - The Clockwork Nightingale
Jeff Young - The Walking House
Gail Z. and Larry N. Martin - The Patented Troll
Elaine Corvidae - A Cat in the Gears
David Lee Summers - The Steampowered Dragon
Kelly A. Harmon - All for Beauty and Youth
Jonah Knight - The Giant Killer
Diana Bastine - The Hair Ladder
Jody Lynn Nye - The Perfect Shoes


“In this tasty short fiction anthology, the editors have combined two appealing genres into something greater than the sum of its parts.” John DeNardo, Kirkus Review

“Gaslight & Grimm can easily be considered a class act. […] If you like steampunk and fairy-tales, then I highly recommend this book. It will keep you thoroughly entertained again and again.”
9.3 Stars, Nemma Wollenfang, The Steampunk Journal

"As a collection Gaslight & Grimm is an absolute delight. There isn’t a single story in this that falls flat, and the mix of genres and themes, tales and characters, makes for a wonderfully varied and interesting anthology.” Kate Coe, SFF World

If you love the grimness of Grimm and the weird whimsy of Steampunk them this anthology will be a most pleasurable experience. Should you love Grimm but have yet to venture into the weird realms of Steampunk then here is enlightenment!” 4 Stars, N.O.A. Nawle: Reviews

“Just when you think that a famous fairytale can’t be re-imagined anymore, someone comes up with an original idea.” 4 Stars, Kami, Indie Authors, Books, and More

"Recommended for when you want some Steampunk with a bit lighter touch,
and are tired of the usual themes.” -Gregory G. H. Rihn, Steampunk Chronicle Literary Editor 

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