Cogwheels: Ten Tales of Steampunk (ebook) Review
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COGWHEELS STEAMPUNK EBOOK
***My Personal Review***
First off, I am a HUGE fan of everything Victorian and of course Steampunk fits right into that with a twist, so I couldn't wait to read these stories! This is only my third book about Steampunk - I read two novels in the same series, and it was very new to me then. I understand a lot more about it now, and if you look it up it is really very cool because it takes the Victorian style and adds in machinery but yet keeps that sense of class. I love reading it, and this book was amazing! Rayne Hall took 10 Steampunk stories by different authors and compiled them into this anthology. Each story had a different tone, setting and it was a great variety to read. Something for everyone :)
I used to color pixels and when Steampunk first came out I kept seeing all these designs people were making but I never really understood what it was until I really researched it. Then I was in love with it, there was no going back! I have a few novels to read that are Jane Austen Steampunk themed so it has really created a whole new genre - they even sell Steampunk clothing now which is awesome! My favorite story was GOLD by Kin S. Law
The tagline is "Alchemy is the art of transmuting base leads into gold, but can it change a man?"- I am really into alchemy as well so this appealed to me on both levels and it was a great story! I also liked MIDNIGHT VISITORS by Kevin O. McLaughlin, a story about a cat versus a machine :) All in all this is a great anthology and there are stories for people who have never read Steampunk before as well as seasoned 'Punkers. I hope that Rayne comes out with another collection soon!
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