Thursday, March 3, 2011

Romanian Steampunk

Steampunk picked a lot of speed lately and became one of the speculative fiction’s most fashionable subgenres. For once, the Romanian speculative fiction market is keeping the pace with the trend of the larger market and brings into play an all Romanian anthology dedicated to the steampunk subgenre. Once again the publishing house promoting the local speculative fiction is Millennium Books, whose work in the field deserves all the best things it can get. The anthology edited by Adrian Crăciun, “Steampunk: A Doua Revoluție” (Steampunk: The Second Revolution), benefits also from the graphical masterwork of Edward Miller, having a beautiful and very suggestive cover. Here is the complete line-up of the “Steampunk: The Second Revolution”:

- Prefață (Introduction) by Ștefan Ghidoveanu
- Plimbarea de dimineață a domnișoarei Vu (The Morning Walk of Miss Vu) by Ioana Vișan
- Cetatea Neagră (The Black Citadel) by Costi Gurgu
- De la țigani (From the Gypsies) by George Lazăr
- Povestea lui Calistrat Hadîmbu din Vizireni, ucis mișelește de nenicul Raul Colentina într-un han de la marginea Bucureștilor (The Story of Calistrat Hadîmbu, Meanly Murdered by Nuncle Raul Colentina in an Inn at Bucharest Outskirts) by Michael Haulică
- Suflete de plumb (Lead Souls) by Ștefana Cristina Czeller
- Lungul drum din cer acasă (The Long Road from Sky to Home) by Marian Truță
- Ultima clepsidră (The Last Hourglass) by Oliviu Crâznic
- Alchimistul (The Alchemist) by Mircea Opriță
- Profeții despre trecut (Prophecies about the Past) by Aron Biro
- Nostalgia revoluției (The Nostalgia of the Revolution) by Florin Pîtea

The title will be available this spring.

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