Dylan Horrocks. Steam Girl. (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6)

Originally in : Steampunk!

Charming story of a young, solitary nerdy teen whose life is changed when he befriends a new pupil at his school. Flying-helmetted and goggled, she entertains him with stories of Steam Girl, and her adventures on Mars and Venus. She herself is a real-life version of the longer-legged, more beautiful character whom she draws in her sketchbook. It’s almost as if the stories are real…

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