By now you may have heard that Dallas-based Twit Publishing, purveyor of a popular Pulp Quarterly, is putting out a Dieselpunk short story anthology called, well, Dieselpunk: an Anthology. It's the first of its kind that I am aware of. What you might not know is that advance reviews are now available for its eight stories!
Twit alumni David DeMar has reviewed the stories, spoiler free, on his blog. The first four stories, including “Charlie Shaw and the Belfast Terror,” by C S Nelson, “The Incident at Sycamore Ridge” by Gary Madden, Lara Ek’s “Missy Gin and the Trouble She was In,” and “Yankee Diesel Dandy” by Jeremy Simmons, are reviewed here on Aug 22 while the last four, Jack Philpott’s “Cocktails on the Street of Bones*,” “Dex Puncher, American Hero” by Nick Keller, Frank R Sjodin’s “The Changing of the Cogs,” and “The Phallus of Osiris” by Craig Gabrysch (also lead editor), are reviewed here on Aug 23.
Perusing the reviews, or for that matter the titles alone, gives one a good sense that the folks at Twit have a good grasp on Dieselpunk. There's also a lot of information and some previews of the cover art in progress at Twit's Blog.
So read and enjoy!
* In the name of full disclosure I have a horse in this race, being the Jack Philpott that wrote the fifth story in the anthology (and who doesn't like a good fifth?). I have not read anyone else's story and can't comment on them, but Mr. DeMar has me stoked for them!