BY FIRE ABOVE by Robyn Bennis is the sequel to the enormously awesome THE GUNS ABOVE which was probably my all-time favorite example of a steampunk novel. So, I not only pre-ordered this novel but read it immediately upon acquisition. Is it as good as The Guns Above? For the most part, yes, and has a bunch of twists I did not expect.
THE GUNS ABOVE by Robyn Bennis is a steampunk novel which I am quite happy to share with fans of the genre. Steampunk is something of an oddball creation which emerged from combining all the wonderfully oddball 19th century science fiction of Jules Verne, H.G. Welles, and Arthur Conan Doyle with a more critical examination of the period's many failings. These include sexism, imperialism, racism, classicism, and a bunch of other isms.