Signed Steampunk Revolution Giveaway

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In conjunction with David D. Levine’s steampunk novelette “Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance” in BCS #108 and the release of Ann VanderMeer’s new anthology Steampunk Revolution, BCS is giving away a signed copy of Steampunk Revolution!

Steampunk Revolution is Ms. VanderMeer’s third steampunk anthology, after Steampunk and Steampunk Reloaded (which featured a Margaret Ronald story from BCS). It includes stories by Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, N. K. Jemisin, Jeffrey Ford, and more, alongside “Salvage” by Margaret Ronald from BCS #77.

It’s a gorgeous trade-paperback, and this copy is signed by Ms. VanderMeer to BCS.

To enter the giveaway, comment on this post (here’s a link to the comment box) and say what your favorite steampunk element in a story in BCS is, and why.

For example, a steampunk element could be the airship or goggles in a particular story. :) But maybe look for something a little more specific than that. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing of all entries.

This giveaway ends Wed. Nov. 28. For the Full Rules, click on Show Hidden Text at the end of this post.

Good luck! As a starting point, here’s a list of some of the steampunk stories that have appeared in BCS, in no specific order:

David D. Levine, Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance

Seth Dickinson, Worth of Crows

Dean Wells, When Averly Fell from the Sky

Margaret Ronald, The Governess and the Lobster


A.B. Treadwell, Playing for Amarante

Matthew David Surridge, Kreisler’s Automata

Derek Künsken, The God Thieves

Dean Wells, To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift


K.J. Kabza, The Leafsmith in Love

T.F. Davenport, The Motor, the Mirror, the Mind

Tom Crosshill, Waiting for Number Five

Margaret Ronald, A Serpent in the Gears


Matthew David Surridge, Kreisler’s Automata

Jonathan Wood, The Mathematics of Faith

Kris Dikeman, Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul

Sara M. Harvey, Six Seeds


Margaret Ronald, Letters of Fire

Dru Pagliassotti, The Manufactory


Full rules for the signed Steampunk Revolution giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Steampunk Revolution Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a steampunk element in a story from BCS. Comments that do not mention some steampunk element that’s in some story from BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Nov. 28. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries and mail the signed copy of Steampunk Revolution to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

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  1. Gregory says:

    My favorite Steampunk story from BCS has got to be the Circus Tresaulti(can’t recall the spelling) from Genevive Valentine and the element I enjoyed most was the pivotal role that the baker plays in the story and how she related to and felt about her place in the society…

  2. I like Four the dancer in “Waiting for Number Five” by Tom Crosshill. More Tom Crosshill please!

  3. Hugh Blair says:

    I love the different air ships.

  4. Steve J Turner says:

    My favourite steampunk element would be using Aztec steampunk elements and gods, I wouldn’t have believed you could marry Aztec and steampunk but I loved the story- Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood by Aliette de Bodard

    Metal birds having nightmares about metal men gods, jaguar knights fighting with rifles and explosives, crashing dirigibles – great stuff!

  5. nrlymrtl says:

    I’m always fascinated by mechanized creatures that somehow are inhabited by a spirit – like a steam powered dragon or a bronze-winged owl, etc. This element adds a sense of the supernatural to the story.

  6. Gina says:

    My favorite BCS steampunk story (so far) is The Leafsmith in Love by K. J. Kabza. Jesper is as cunning as he is inventive. Machines and Nature in harmony make for a wonderful world, and having a leafsmith to nurture his creations is a nice touch. My favorite element from the story would probably be the hedge maze. I love mazes and the idea of one that changes daily is appealing. Okay, so it’s not exactly steam-driven, but I think it’s wonderful.

  7. Scott Raun says:

    My favorite steampunk element is the idea that everything can be improved.

  8. Rick Brown says:

    When Dean Wells’ character says “I wasn’t alone inside my head” in When Averly Fell from the Sky, it epitomizes every emotion a booklover can experience when reading a well written Steampunk story.

  9. I’m going for ‘Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul’ by Kris Dikeman although it was almost like picking a number out of a hat, there is so much good steampunk and borderline steampunk here.

    This story ticks all the boxes for me but, in keeping with the focus of this question, it is that marvellous mixture of science, philosophy and magic towards the end of asking fundamental and challenging questions about life and society. That, for me, is what steampunk is all about. The ‘steam’ indicates the aesthetic, the technologies and the period elements. The ‘punk’ indicates the social critique, the questioning philosophy, the courage to dream something better out of the past and project it into an imagined future. And this story has that. So, for me, this is a true steampunk story and I loved it.

  10. Rich Bradford says:

    It’s hard to single out one story, but I loved the world created in “The Leafsmith in Love” by K.J. Kabza and all the plot twists and turns along the way.

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