Guest Post: From the Editors of Planes B, a new Steampunk Anthology series

Published on October 11, 2012 by Mecha Underwood.

A year ago, two writ­ers (Josué Ramos from Spain, and Negro Inmun­sapá from Mex­ico) had the idea to cre­ate the first Steam­punk anthol­ogy in Span­ish, writ­ten by peo­ple from Spain and Amer­ica. This con­cept then lead them to more ideas. One of them was the cre­ation of a col­lec­tion of books made to pro­mote these new writ­ers, an idea never seen before. Thus Planes B was born. It was offi­cially intro­duced at the recent EuroSteam­Con on Sep­tem­ber 28.

We are glad to say that the vol­ume #1 is done!

Josué Ramos, aka Schn­abel and Simón Bel­lido, from Spain; and Negro Inmun­sapá and Miss von Mar­malade from Mex­ico are the chiefs of the project. They are all part of the artists’ group known as Mer­ce­nar­ios de Dios, which pub­lishes the retro­fu­tur­is­tic mag­a­zine El Inves­ti­gador once a month.

Each vol­ume of the col­lec­tion of Planes B will include one short story from a famous writer as a guest. The rest of the sto­ries will be writ­ten by new and unknown authors.

We are very proud to announce that the guest of vol­ume #1 is Jeff Van­der­Meer. His tale, “Fix­ing Hanover,” has been trans­lated by Jason Bur­rows as “Arreg­lando a Hanover”, and orig­i­nally pub­lished in Extra­or­di­nary Engines, an anthol­ogy edited in 2008 for Nick Gevers.

In addic­tion, this first book includes five more short sto­ries writ­ten by Simón Bel­lido, María Eijo, Rafael di Ferro, Ricardo Mon­tesinos and Janacek Jade­hierro. It includes illus­tra­tions made by Spain’s Tamarindo Conde; and Mexico’s Karina Denisse “Kadeco.” The image on the front of the book was made by Alexan­dra Galeano and the model is Vito, both from Argentina.

We hope this will be the begin­ning of some­thing great! And we want you to enjoy read­ing it, of course.

If you want to see more, visit our web:

And to buy or get a free down­load copy of the vol­ume #1, visit: