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Discover unique steampunk stories during this anthology of news written ahead of there have been genuine rocketships, atomic strength, electronic pcs, or available electrical energy. the fashionable day steampunk style is a reinventing of the previous in the course of the eyes of its inventors and adventures, yet this assortment is from genuine Victorians and Edwardians who observed the longer term power of technology and its bold percentages. Steam-powered cars, submarines, and robots are featured along nice airships and spaceships in those daring and artistic tales of wish, triumph, and disaster.

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