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Do Steampunk Orthopterans Swim?

Odd, maybe, but carbon-neutral!

“Grasshopper” by Leo Sewell. Photo © 2022 by Leo Sewell. Used with permission.

For one thing, you never saw grasshoppers as tall as your knees. Or made of copper. (Okay, two things.) Or with ornamental plating along their backs. (Three.)

“Wings,” May Caldwell corrected.

Wings. Right. Her brother Max shoved his hands in his pockets and tried not to shudder. “It flies, does it?”



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