Fiction review: Her Majesty’s Explorer: a steampunk bedtime story

BY EMILIE P. BUSH, ILLUSTRATED BY WILLIAM KEVIN PETTY Publisher: Coal City Stories Reviewed by Canis latrans Follow St John Murphy Alexander, a youthful automaton soldier, on his unarmed nonviolent ramble through the wilderness. This mechanical soldier comes fully equipped with colonial pith helmet and cute (if not entirely practical) bindlestiff. His apparently exploratory mission […]

Fiction review: Mechanique

BY GENEVIEVE VALENTINE Publisher: Prime Books Reviewed by Belle Cooper “THE MECHANICAL CIRCUS TRESAULTI FINEST SPECTACLE ANYWHERE MECHANICAL MEN beyond IMAGINATION Astounding Feats of ACROBATICS The Finest HUMAN CURIOSITIES the World has ever SEEN STRONGMEN, DANCING GIRLS & LIVING ENGINES FLYING GIRLS, LIGHTER than AIR MUSIC from the HUMAN ORCHESTRA BARGAIN ENTERTAINMENT for ONE and […]