Whoops. I forgot to point out my second piece for the New York Times Book Review, which ran last month.
My fave bit that got cut for space:
When a character shows up in goggles, a leather bomber jacket, earflaps, riding pants, gossamer wings and boots covered in buckles, and her name is Calpurnia Farthing and her ward is named Penny, you want to yell â€œSteampunk bingo!â€
I amuse myself.