Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories
The fifteen tantalizing, thrilling, and ingenious tales in Steam-Powered put a new spin on steampunk by putting women where they belong — in the captain’s chair, the laboratory, and one another’s arms. Here you’ll meet inventors, diamond thieves, lonely pawn brokers, clockwork empresses, brilliant asylum inmates, and privateers in the service of San Francisco’s eccentric empire. Though they hail from across the globe and universes far away, each character is driven to follow her own path to independence and to romance. The women of Steam-Powered push steampunk to its limits and beyond. “From colonial India to New Orleans in slavery times, from a rogue San Francisco to the Lower East Side of old New York, these stories are thoughtful, wide-ranging, exciting, and often very, very sexy. Anybody who thinks that “steampunk” and “lesbian” are niche interests should read Steam-Powered and get their horizons seriously expanded.” -Delia Sherman, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner and author of Through a Brazen Mirror
Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga
Gail Simone, the acclaimed writer of Red Sonja and Birds of Prey, spearheads an epic celebration of iconic female characters with Swords of Sorrow! A genre-spanning, sprawling crossover drawing together Dynamite Entertainment’s beloved heroines, Swords of Sorrow features contributions from an all-star line-up of female writers, including Mairghread Scott, Nancy A. Collins, G. Willow Wilson, Erica Schultz, Leah Moore, Marguerite Bennett, Emma Beeby, and Mikki Kendall. A mysterious woman known only as The Traveller journeys across time and space, bestowing ebony blades to female adventurers like Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, Vampirella, Jungle Girl, Kato, Lady Zorro, Jennifer Blood, Miss Fury, and many more. Her mission? To prepare a last line of defense against the Prince of All Universes, a lovelorn despot with the power to shatter realities. United by the Swords of Sorrow, these spirited women must face not only the Prince’s legion of Shard Men, but such agents of chaos as Mistress Hel, Purgatori, and Chastity! Featuring the artistic talent of Sergio Dávila, Dave Acosta, Mirka Andolfo, Noah Salonga, Francesco Manna, Crizam Zamora, Rod Rodolfo, and Ronilson Freire, plus a complete cover gallery and an all-new Gail Simone introduction!