Analog, January/February 2012

Nineteenth Century steam trains were fast, but could one break the sound barrier? It all depends on what you call a steam engine.

Analog Readers Poll winner

– Republished: Steampunk Specs (Audio), ed, Alan Kaster)
– Republished: Ghosts of Engines Past

McMullen tells a great story with well-drawn characters so much so that you are convinced that it is real


A Neat Thing. The author deploys his physics with authority and manages to convince me that the rocket was possible as his narrator describes it.

Lois Tiltron