I listen to a podcast called Escape Pod, it's an awesome podcast with awesome sci fi stories. I'm usually a big fan of the stories, sometimes not so much. Bu I have never been as big a fan of any story than I am of the story I just listened to by Mer Lafferty, As Dry Leaves Before a Hurricane Fly. It was simply awesome. I mean what's better than a steampunk Santa with 9 inventor children instead of reindeer? I think this is the Christams story we should read next year, way more awesome than some creepy guy that watches everything I do all year, then sneaks into my house while I'm sleeping and judges my actions to deem me worthy or not and leaves me a coresponding gift. I just had to share this story with you all since it made me smile. I know it's after the holidays, but if you need a pick me up from a well written story about an awesome family, or just something good to go listen to while knitting, go here. Also I was so intrigued with the idea of a steampunk Santa that I googled it to see if I could find a good one, and get this, there was only one steampunk Santa, I think the world is lacking in this area, we need more steampunk.