cover image Clockwork Fairy Tales: 
A Collection of Steampunk Fables

Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables

Edited by Stephen L. Antczak and James C. Bassett, read by John Lee, Robertson Dean, Kaleo Griffith, and Anne Flosnik. Tantor Media, unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4526-1358-1

Mixing fairy tales with a unique genre can produce an entertaining result, and this steampunk anthology certainly delivers in that regard. Borrowing from master storytellers such as Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, this anthology provides a great collection of fairy tales, many of which will be new to the average reader. Much to the benefit of this audio edition, several narrators read these tales—and it’s safe to say that no single narrator could have done the material justice. The deep tones and projections of John Lee and Robertson Dean are balanced by the slight rasp of Kaleo Griffith and the soft but pronounced voice of Anne Flosnik. Lee and Flosnik also project more regal tones, while Dean and Griffith capture the more gritty texts in the anthology. A Roc paperback. (June)