Steampunk Fairy Tales by Leslie Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a neat anthology. It was interesting to see how people took fairytales and turned them on their head with steampunk elements.
I think my favorites were:
- The Mech Oni And the Three-Inch Tinkerer by Leslie Anderson and David T. Allen and
- The Copper Eyes by Allison Latzko.
But overall, I think I was expecting these fairytales to be a little more . . . happy? These were overall kind of dark, more of the Grimm variety than Disney. Which is fine, just not what I was expecting. Not that every story was dark or ended sadly, but just that most tended toward that way.
It’s a fairly short collection, and I loved that they had a bit at the end explaining which fairytale they chose and some of the inspiration behind the changes.
**These stories were all clean.