Top positive review
I like it.
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2018
Five entertaining stories, each with unique characters, all set in the same universe. The stories are all fun, but the universe is interesting on its own. More stars than steam, though, with alien technology providing the means for humans to colonize other worlds. Steam engines and clockwork aren't much featured. But society is stuck in the Victorian era of the British Empire, which is generally the era used for steampunk fiction. It's a fascinating alternate universe, one where acquiring technology freezes society in place rather than advancing it. Fun to read.