Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Seattle Aside to my Sister

I was telling you about those books I read that featured steampunk versions of Seattle?

Ok, one was Boneshaker by Cherie Priest and the other (with the seamstresses) was Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. Also, there are TWO notable "seamstresses" that helped early Seattle - Mary Ann Conklin and Lou Graham. Karen Memory features a character based on the former and includes quite a bit about the raising of the streets and those ladders we learned about, if I recall correctly. All very fun and very Seattle. Both books are worth a read if you find the time.