Friday, June 4, 2010

STEAMPUNK: Read it


definition of Steampunk:

a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power.

Pastworld by Ian Beck
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Changeless by Gail Carriger
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

There are lots of Steampunk novels out there, especially now that the genre has become so popular. You can easily find book guides through google if you really want to get into the genre and find some good reads.

6 comments:

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, glad to see you adding in jules! thanks for joining in steampink week!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hey, if Jules Verne counts, then I HAVE read a steampunk book!

Alessandra said...

Hey, if Jules Verne counts, then I HAVE read a steampunk book!

Me, too :D

throuthehaze said...

Steampunk was influenced by a lot of notable authors like Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary Shelley. They are like the precursor to Steampunk :)

Jana said...

Another good middle grade one is The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade!

jewelknits said...

I have been reading SO much about Steampunk! I MUST pick up at least one book to give it a whirl! Have you read any of the books listed, and, if so, what to recommend to a Steampunk newbie? (Keep in mind that I also have a teen reader in the house that I think would totally go for this genre)! Thanks!

OH! I HAVE read "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" - just never realized that it had it's own genre!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries