Fantasy & Science Fiction, April/May 2009

When you think about it, they had the skills and materials to build a steam engine in 1449.

– Chronos Award nominee

– Republished: Esli, September 2009

– Republished: Ghosts of Engines Past

The best story is Sean McMullen’s “The Spiral Briar” … does an entertaining job of merging the atmosphere of fantasy with the hard-edged nuts-and-bolts of engineer SF

Gardner Dozois