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.