The Celestial Steam Locomotive

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Coney, Michael. The Celestial Steam Locomotive. "Volume I of The Song of Earth." (c) 1983. Boston: Houghton, n.d. [S. F.] Book Club Edition.

SF work in the sense of "Science Fantasy." Aside from the title "Locomotive" as "the distillation of everyone's idea of what a machine should look like" (139), see TCSL for the Rainbow: a far-future supercomputer that contains a Dream Earth populated with Dream People, the "real" among whom have bodies attached to the machine. See MC's Fang, J. T. Sladek's The Müller-Fokker Effect and the works cross-referenced there. Rev. William M. Schuyler, FR #68 (June 1984): 26.