I’ve been looking forward to the release of The Steampunk User’s Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams by Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich ever since we did the cover reveal a few months ago. This is the follow-on companion volume to The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature by VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers, which debuted a few years ago. Abrams is publishing this one, too, and it looks to be just as wonderfully produced and presented.
Here’s some more info about the volume, including the table of contents and a sneak peek at what you’ll find inside…
Call me silly, but books excite me. Here are a few examples of upcoming books that I’m looking forward to reading.
Here’s the cover (designed by Galen Smith) and synopsis for the beautiful and upcoming steampunk book The Steampunk User’s Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams by Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich, coming out in October 2014.
Here’s the synopsis (larger cover version appear below):
Check out the beautiful Jeremy Zerfoss cover (larger version below) for the new anthology It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction edited by Desirina Boskovich, now available from Cheeky Frawg Books. Here are the description and table of contents…
This anthology of Finnish fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovich features fiction from Carita Forsgren, Mari Saario, Johanna Sinisalo, Hannu Rajaniemi, Anne Leinonen, Marko Hautala, Maarit Verronen, Olli Jalonen, Leena Likitalo, Tuomas Kilpi, Tiina Raevaara, Jyrki Vainonen, Sari Peltoniemi, Leena Krohn, and Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen—author of the critically acclaimed The Rabbit Back Literature Society. What will you find within these pages? A photographer stumbles on a wounded troll, and attempts to nurse it back to health. A lonely girl discovers the flames in the family smithy are tied to an ancient portal between worlds. A modern woman excavates something sickening from the shower drain…and falls in love. A peculiar swamp holds restorative powers, for its avian and human inhabitants alike. It Came From the North offers a diverse selection of fifteen fantastical tales from some of Finland’s most respected writers, alongside up-and-coming talents who are redefining the rules of contemporary literature. Are you ready for a journey into the uncanny? Then come discover the strangeness lurking in the land of a thousand lakes.