I've been asked to moderate this year's short story challenge over at Moorcock's Miscellany, the official Michael Moorcock forum. I've contributed short stories the last couple of years and hope to have time to write one this year, though the deadline is fairly tight and I've got a lot going on.
This year's theme is Steam Opera, which seems to be to Steam Punk
what space opera is to science fiction. This has generated a lively
discussion of the definition of steam punk, kind of like the many
discussions I've seen on sword & sorcery versus high fantasy. genres
and sub genres. Always fun for fan boy ramblings. Anyway, I'm having