September Virtual Steampunk Book Club

Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories by Beth Cato

Join us for our delightful September book club pick, “Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories” by our special guest author, Beth Cato. This wonderful collection of short fiction revisits some of Cato’s brilliant Steampunk worlds as well as introducing new characters from new worlds. This is a perfect collection for long time fans and for those who are new to Cato’s gorgeous storytelling.

As usual, we host book club in our virtual tea parlour on zoom. The zoom link will be released two hours before the event on this event page. Bring your questions about the collection of stories or just your curiosity about cheese and baking!

We always encourage you to support your local independent bookstore but digital and paperback editions are available from and Barnes and Noble. You can also order directly from the publisher, Fairwood Press. Checking out digital editions from your local library is also an excellent way to acquire our monthly book club reads, including this months!

Blurb from Goodreads:

This debut collection from Nebula-nominated author Beth Cato brings together works that span history and space, a showcase of vividly imagined speculative stories that range from introspective and intense to outright whimsical. Here you’ll find the souls of horses bonded into war machines of earth and air, toilet gnomes on the rampage, magical pies, a mad scientist mother, a bitter old man who rages against giant extraterrestrial robots, and a sentient house that longs to be a home. The book features 28 stories and 6 poems, and includes Cato’s acclaimed story “The Souls of Horses.”

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