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First German Steampunk Anthology: Von Feuer und Dampf


This month the first steampunk anthology in German language, Von Feuer und Dampf (About Fire and Steam) had been republished in a revised version. A new cover had been provided by the visual artist Georgie Retzer.
Sixteen authors from Austria and Germany built up an alternative world from the year of 1899. The contents of the stories are connected to each other. They set place in Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich.


General info:
Von Feuer und Dampf
Anthologist: Stefan Cernohuby
ISBN: 978-393913918-8
Publisher: Arcanum Fantasy Verlag
Prologue and Epilogue by Torsten Sträter

The stories:
Charlotte Engmann – Saubere Arbeit (Clean Work)
Oliver Hohlstein – Mit Begleitung (In Company)
Gerd Scherm – Der Rosenbaum-Golem (The Rosenbaum-Golem)
Felix Woitkowski – Puppenspieler (Puppeteer)
Andreas Gruber – Die Weltmaschine (The World Machine)
Claudia Hornung – Die Sache mit Valentin (The Matter with Valentin)
Nina Horvath – Die neue Eiszeit (The New Ice Age)
Stefan Cernohuby – Das Dampftaxi (The Steamtaxi)
Sylke Brandt – Exotische Intrigen (Exotic Intrigue)
Philipp Bobrowski – Kesselchen (Little Kettle)
Christine Schlicht – Die Luft der Freiheit (The Air of Freedom)
Michael Wozonig – Minimale Chancen (Minimal Chances)
Damian Wolfe – Raketen und Revoluzzer (Rockets and Revolutinary)
Marco Ansing – Der Automat-Imbiss (The Automatic Snack Bar)
Simone Edelberg – Das Trambahnritzenreinigungsweiberl (The Woman Who Cleans the Tramway Tracks)

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)


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