A toyshop owner builds a set of magic clockwork dolls that delight a factory town. A three-inch tall samurai faces a giant iron ogre with only a sewing needle and a coin. A scientist seeks an antidote to his formula gone wrong, with the help of his partner’s beautiful daughter.
All of these stories and more are included in Steampunk Fairy Tales. Written by authors from three different continents, every enchanting tale combines the futuristic Victorian concept of steam and fashion with memorable stories, like Jack and the Beanstalk, to other popular and unfamiliar works from Germany, France, Italy, and Japan.
Read familiar stories in a steampunk setting. Find new traditional tales to fall in love with and most of all, enjoy all of them!
I enjoyed the nod to traditional fairy tales and each had a unique twist. I recommend this to anyone wanting a Neo-Victorian interesting read!
The Mech Oni and the Three-Inch Tinkerer [is a] great tale about a male warrior Thumbelina with interesting Japanese plot and mythology mixed with steampunk.