What could be more Bardacious?
Not much. Which is why I had to give a huge shout out for this soon to be released anthology of short stories. The Omnibus of Doctor Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Ionic Pentatetrameter hits the shelves May 11th!
For those of you who have yet to discover the rich and fascinating world of steampunk, Wikipedia says…
It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—such as Victorian era Britain or “Wild West”-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of science fiction or fantasy. Steampunk often features anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations that incorporate Victorian elements of style.
Think Sherlock Holmes meets Blade Runner and the Road Warrior.
I heard about Steampunk Shakespeare through Tim Kane, who’s contribution to the collection is “The Malefaction of Tybalt’s Mechanical Armature”. For a complete list of stories in the anthology, check out the Steampunk Shakespeare site. I love the way Tim Kane described this adaptation of Shakespeare on his blog…
The power of the Bard shines through, even when he’s dealing with cogs and top hats.
Sharon Clare said:
This sounds like a great introduction into steampunk!
Sounds awesome! I can’t WAIT till ComicCon this year! I am going as a steampunk doctor 😀
This looks awesome! I love Steampunk…though I might feel a little guilty about reading some of these, since I haven’t actually read the originals. It’s sort of like admitting I’ve only ever read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Elizabeth Fais said:
Read it anyway! Do. Not. Feel. Guilty. The beauty of Shakespeare is that you can enjoy it in whatever adaptation works for you. 😀