young adult contemporary

[Read] ➲ New Orleans By Gaslight ➺ Brandon Black –

In A New Orleans That Never Was And Never Will Be, There Are A Thousand Stories To Tell There Are Stories Of Sorrow And Triumph, Of Passion And Fury, Of Love And Of Revenge Aloft With Cloud And Sun, Great Warrior Airships Drift Silently Over The City Below, Crewed By Eager Young Men And Women Awaiting The Moment They Will Be Called Upon To Strike Against Foes With Cannon And With Sword Steamboats Float Down The River Bringing Travellers From Far Climes And Distant Lands Unknown To Our Mundane World Lovers Ride Down The Boulevards Upon Clockwork Carriages Drawn By Mechanical Horses Cheated Gamblers Decide Between Making A Break For The Door Or Breaking The Quiet Calm With The Staccato Beat Of Revolver Gunfire Ragtime Music Echoes As Fallen Women Ply The World S Oldest Trade In The Streets Of Storyville Soldiers Lead Clanking Platoons Of Clockwork Automatons Through The Port On Their Way To Their Next Deployment And Archaeologists, Explorers And Adventurers Set Forth Aboard Airships To Find New Lands, Fortune And Glory Or Perhaps Death In The Forlorn Forsaken Corners Of The Globe These Are The Stories Of New Orleans By Gaslight

10 thoughts on “New Orleans By Gaslight

  1. says:

    I found this book interesting It consists of several short stores and a few poets that are solidly in the steam punk genre This is the first book I have ever read that was in that genre and i really picked it up because it featured New Orleans with location.Most of the stories were very interesting They played fast and loose with actual history, in fact many of them also would qualify aw alternative history What they all had in common was the pivotal row of hot air balloons The word gaslight would tell you that all the lights were done by gas instead of electricity as well So imagine a world where airfields are where balloons take off, many capable of carrying huge numbers of people, and all the lights are provided using gas.It presents a very different, and interesting world Not sure I will ever find steam punk to be a favorite genre but I am glad I read this book.well except maybe for one of the short stories that I thought got tedious.

  2. says:

    This is a collection of steampunk short stories and poems that are set or partially set in New Orleans The description on the back is very alluring, but it doesn t quite live up to the contents Perhaps it s a description of what steampunk is than a representation of the stories The steampunk genre is interesting Mostly, in this collection, it was about airships Lots and lots of airships I did find the reorganization of countries and alliances interesting as well Some of the stories are adventurous and engaging and some just left me confused What I found most lacking, though, was the spirit of New Orleans I wanted of her life in the stories, not just the location.

  3. says:

    Chock full of Steampunk awesomeness

  4. says:

    My poem Cartoon Whirlwind appears on pages 68 69 I love this anthology