Interzone, Sept/Oct 2013
Why was an American typist trying to save the world from computers in 1875?
– Winner (=), Interzone annual Reader’s Poll
– Republished: Year’s Best Science Fiction 31, ed. Gardner Dozois, 2014
– Republished: Dreams of the Technarion
a strong Science Fantasy thriller set in the milieu commonly known for steampunk
It grabbed me right away with its strong characterisation, inventive premise, and tense plotting. It’s a smart, delightful step away from the dainty Victorian-era England setting we usually get with speculative fiction and into the soot-stained bootstraps of the Industrial Revolution. Technology and tension collide, sparking an interesting conflict that carries the reader all the way to the end.