While ego-surfing a couple of days ago I found a reference that led me to the Yahoo Group Website Steampunk2 ("Victorian Adventures in a Past That Wasn't"). Back on April 23, a member - Ron Dwyer - posted the following comment:
"Some time ago I read in Asimov's science fiction magazine a steam punk short story called "A Rocket for the Republic." I think it is a pretty good story and anyone interested in steampunk might be interested in it. One can learn more about the story and its author here:
Well, thanks Ron!