Detective, Science Fiction || When Sir Arthur Cwmlech's home is robbed and the Illogic Engine--his prize invention--stolen, it is only natural that he and his clever assistant Miss Tacy Gof consult with another inventor, the great Mycroft Holmes, about who has taken it. But it is really Mr. Holmes' Reasoning Machine who they are there to see, for it is only fitting for one automaton to opine on a matter concerning the fate of another of its kind. This charming story by award-winning fiction writer Delia Sherman is a delightful romp set within an a slightly altered version of one of our most beloved literary universes.
Collection and Anthologies, Fantasy || In her vivid and sly, gentle and wise, collection of short stories, Delia Sherman takes seemingly insignificant moments in the lives of artists or sailorsthe light out a window, the two strokes it takes to turn a small boatand finds the ghosts haunting them, the magic surrounding them.
Steampunk || The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor by Delia Sherman
We want to send you a galley copy of Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, edited by Ellen Datlow and available December 12th from Tor Books!
Poetry || Read The Fox Wife, an original poem by Theodora Goss in honor of National Poetry Month