As 2020 (thankfully) winds to a close, we're celebrating the books that readers chose to help them through the dark days. These include Recognize Fascism, which funded on Kickstarter in less than a day, Anna Kyle's delightfully sexy Wolf King series, and Skull and Pestle, which includes this year's WSFA Small Press Award-winning story. As always, a portion of the proceeds from the three solarpunk anthologies has been donated to Rainforest Alliance.
Want to see how this list stacks up to last year? See the December 2019 bestseller list here. The first half of 2020 can be found here. Below, you'll find our top 10 bestsellers for the second half of 2020, as well as a list of our top 10 bestsellers of all time. Is your favorite on these lists? Let us know in the comments!
A few notes on these rankings:
TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: 2nd Half 2020
TOP 10 ALL-TIME BESTSELLERS, 2012-PRESENT
Fairies threaten the world of artifice and technology, forcing the royal family to solve a riddle to stop their world from irrevocable change; a dishonest merchant uses automatons as vessels for his secrets and lies; a woman discovers the secret of three princesses whose shoes get scuffed while they sleep. These and so many other steampunk and gaslamp fairy tales await within the pages of Clockwork, Curses and Coal.
Retellings of Hansel and Gretel, The Princess and the Pea, Pinocchio, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and more are all showcased alongside some original fairy tale-like stories. Featuring stories by Melissa Bobe, Adam Brekenridge, Beth Cato, MLD Curelas, Joseph Halden, Reese Hogan, Diana Hurlburt, Christina Johnson, Alethea Kontis, Lex T. Lindsay, Wendy Nikel, Brian Trent, Laura VanArendonk Baugh and Sarah Van Goethem.
Clockwork, Curses, and Coal: Steampunk and Gaslamp Fairy Tales, edited by Rhonda Parrish, will be available in ebook and paperback March 2, 2021.
Table of Contents:
“The Iron Revolution” by Christina Ruth Johnson
“Clockwork Tea” by Joseph Halden
“A Future of Towers Made” by Beth Cato
“A Bird Girl in the Dark of Night” by Sarah Van Goethem
“Checkmate” by Brian Trent
“Necromancy” by Melissa Bobe
“Blood and Clockwork” by Wendy Nikel
“Sappho and Erinna” by Lex T. Lindsay
“Divine Spark” by Diana Hurlburt
“The Balance of Memory” by Reese Hogan
“The Giant and the Unicorn” by Alethea Kontis
“Ningyō” by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
“Father Worm” by Adam Breckenridge
“The Coach Girl” by M.L.D. Curelas
About the Anthologist
Like a magpie, Rhonda Parrish is constantly distracted by shiny things. She’s the editor of many anthologies and author of plenty of books, stories and poems. She lives with her husband and three cats in Edmonton, Alberta, and she can often be found there playing Dungeons and Dragons, bingeing crime dramas or cheering on the Oilers.
Her website, updated regularly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com and her Patreon, updated even more regularly, is at https://www.patreon.com/RhondaParrish.
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