It is difficult to put into words the feeling, the fascination, the magnetism that draws one's attention towards something that is both antiquated yet futuristic. Moreover, it is something else altogether to describe such a paradox to one so unacquainted. This little book is filled with fantastic machines the likes of such which, even today, continue to defy the known boundary between past and future.
From airships to giant, insect vehicles and everything in between, it is from the pages of countless newspapers this collection has been prepared. The ideas behind such ‘steampunk’ inventions are real. However, whether their inventors took them seriously enough to invest time and capital towards their fruition is another matter.
A through inspection of this conpendium should not disappoint any true lover of the utterly remarkable. For within these pages there is much to satisfy that description. Likewise, contained herein, the enthusiast of Victorian-age science fiction or steampunk will be captivated by, if naught else, the sheer overlap between fact and fantasy. As well for the curiosity seeker look no further. For there is little in this book that does not warrant a spirit of inquiry or fire the imagination.
All and all, wherever one's interest may lie they are likewise invited to peruse this little book. Wherein they may discover for themselves the heights that those of a former generation set out to reach and to what ends they succeeded.