Jeff VanderMeer, the editor of an anthology of short stories entitled Steampunk, is hard at work again, this time on a collection of the Steampunk subculture entitled the Steampunk Bible he is co-authoring with S.J. Chambers. Though I wish they would have chosen a less religiously bound moniker for this compilation, it looks to be an impressive collection of the subculture’s many beautiful and unique facets.
So the rough designs for the Steampunk Bible arrived recently, and VanderMeer has started pouring over them to ensure the layout for the tome is to his liking. You can read all about it here on his blog post.
The Steampunk Bible’s anticipated publication date is set for May of 2011, and features contributions from, among others, Jess Nevins, Libby Bulloff, Bruce Sterling, Desirina Boskovich, Jake von Slatt, Rick Klaw, etc. Those interviewed for the book include Sean Orlando, Scott Westerfeld, Ay-leen the Peacemaker, Evelyn Kriete, Ekaterina Sedia, Dexter Palmer, and more.