Jeff Vandermeer berichtet über die Fortschritte seiner zweiten Steampunk-Anthologie (Erste Anthologie: “Steampunk“) und was für interessante Fortschritte sich zwischen den beiden Ausgaben ergeben haben:
The brief for the first Steampunk antho was to reprint the classic stories, for the most part; considering that brief, a wide variety of approaches and styles were represented. This time around, focusing mostly on the last decade, the biggest change is that a subgenre in which very few women wrote now features a plethora of women—as Ann and I had suspected, and stated in various interviews at the time—and thus many more female contributors to this second volume. The greater variety of setting and situation, though, is pretty even across gender. This anthology is also situated at the cusp of much more robust participation in this subgenre internationally and multi-culturally—already we see projects and individual stories that we would’ve probably been able to take if the antho were being turned in two years from now that would better reflect that fact. Indeed, Steampunk Version 2.0 seems to have reached its peak–without that infusion of new perspectives, it’s likely to eat itself rather rapidly.