Monday, July 08, 2013

Jay Kristoff's "Japanese Steampunk" : Lotus War

For many of my readers who've been following my discussions in the past on the possibilities, risks and challenges within Lao Steampunk, an interesting book to add into consideration of the whole idea has recently come out, Jay Kristoff's Kinslayer and Stormdancer, part of the Lotus War trilogy that illustrates how American publishers want to present Asian cultures and their engagement with Steampunk. In this case, an alternate mythic feudal Japan comes to us with steampunk elements.

Patrick Rothfuss gives it glowing praise, as do a number of reviewers around the blogsophere so far. I haven't had a chance to read through it yet, so I won't make many more remarks on the matter for now other than that this is out there.

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