Steam Girl

(unpublished sketch)

It’s high time I mentioned this: ‘Steam Girl’ is my first published prose story (i.e. without pictures), which came out late last year in Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, edited by the wonderful Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, and published by Candlewick Press in the US and Walker Books in the UK. I’ve written prose fiction all my life (in between the comics), but never felt brave enough to publish any until now.

Steampunk! also includes prose stories by M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Elizabeth Knox, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe, Delia Sherman, Ysabeau S. Wilce and Kelly Link herself and comics by Shawn Cheng and Kathleen Jennings. It’s a fantastic anthology and I’m thrilled to be included.

The cherry on the cake is that ‘Steam Girl’ has just been reprinted in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, volume 6, edited by Jonathan Strahan (published by Night Shade Books), which is very humbling. Guess I’d better finish that damn novel now, eh?

Ways to buy it and a couple of reviews after the jump:

Here’s a couple of reviews I rather liked:

Karen Meisner on

And a neat video review from the rather awesome Stevie Finegan, aka SableCaught, who reads WAY TOO MANY BOOKS!

And here are some of the ways you can buy Steampunk! or The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, vol. 6:

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3 Responses to “Steam Girl”

  1. Seth says:

    Steam Girl was awesome, please do write more

  2. Stevie says:

    I think you’ll find that you can never read too many books! : P

    Thanks for including my review though ^__^ And please write more, I am desperate to read whatever you pen!

  3. Stevie – I recently finished another story for another anthology. Fingers crossed…

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