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The Steam-powered Globe book published by Two Trees (February 2012)
The Happy Smiley Writers Group is a group of seven writers located in Singapore. Through their Two Trees Pte. Ltd (http://twotrees.com.sg/books.html) micro-press they have published three science fiction anthologies since 2009. Their latest, The Steampowered Globe (ISBN 978-981-07-0549-7), is a steampunk anthology.
Part of the surprise comes from the collection's very existence. There are a number of science fiction writers in Singapore and more generally in Southeast Asia, but nearly all of the steampunk short stories and novels published so far are from Western writers. The Steampowered Globe is an excellent opportunity to discover how Southeast Asian authors view steampunk and write it, and what the differences might be between steampunk written in the West, from descendants of the colonizers, and steampunk written in the East, from descendants of the colonized.
We have one contributing writer from NUS High School - Claire Cheong (M12509)