Today I have the lovely authors from the Carina Press anthology A Clockwork Christmas chatting about what THEY would like if they could have a steam-punk Christmas.
Wishing you a Steampunk Christmas!
I find anything in miniature enchanting. So for myself, I’d love a set of mechanized dioramas, each with its own festive holiday scene. Perhaps four of the dioramas could display a scene taken from each of the A Clockwork Christmas stories!
In Far From Broken, after a vicious assault on her life, the heroine has been fitted with mechanical limbs, but now sees herself as a monster.
If it were me and I was given the chance to go all steampunk bionic, I don’t think I’d look at it the same way. I think it would be cool. I’d want a tommy gun attachment that I could whip out when I needed to rob a bank, oh oh oh– or maybe a zip line that shot out of my finger for an easy escape from the rooftops Um, wait a minute. Stacy’s whispering to me that I can’t say those things, it makes me sound like a criminal.
In Wanted: One Scoundrel, the heroine’s dad has made a three wise men plus camel auto-dispenser that originally gave out lollies to the kids of the Swan River Colony, but now dispenses peanuts. The kids don’t care. The fun is in the camel’s lip curl and smoking snort.
For myself, the steampunk device I’d like for Christmas is a champagne bubble catcher: a miniature dirigible that inflates with the bubbly air. At least then, I’d know where all the bubbles go!
In Crime Wave In A Corset, a vengeance-filled professor has found an ingenious way to coerce a wiley–and beautiful–thief into stealing back the treasure she had once taken from him.
Personally, I would love to have Cornelia’s innocent-looking “opera glasses”. They’re designed to appear as though the lenses are gazing upward, as if bird-watching, when in fact she’s really focused on her next big score. Though I kind of like JK’s finger-zipline, now that I think about it… 😀
We Wish You a Steampunk Christmas
Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail
This Winter Heart by PG Forte
Wanted: One Scoundrel by Jenny Schwartz
Far From Broken by JK Coi
Stories also available for purchase separately.
Buy link: http://bit.ly/ClockworkX
So, blog readers – what WOULD you wish for a steam-punk Christmas? I’m going to have a think about it today and get back with my comment too 🙂