I liked it very much. It was the first steampunk piece that I've read and what a starting it was in the genre. I devoured it, with some little pauses to breathe from the excitement.I think it'd survive without the "bed" as one of the main characters. In fact, I'd like to read something like this without the smut. But then again, maybe I wouldn't have read it so fast. *blushes* I'll definitely read the anthologies later.- A tip of the hat to Joana Lima for telling me about it.