Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn. Zeppelin City. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 4)

Originally on Tor.com and still online, so why not read it?

Steampunky romp with a cast of larger than life characters – the aviatrice Amelia Spindizzy who has a crush on her arch-rival, the enigmatic Esterhazy; Radio Jones the feisty engineer who was found a way of using radio to listen in on the Naked Brains who now rule over the world; Rudy the Red : the agitator who wants an end to oppression, and loses his head in the process; Anna Pavlova, the scientist on whose ideas the city is based.

If you like playing Bioshock, you’ll lurve this entertaining yarn.

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