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So what "steampunk" works have you read?
(In other media, "The Geographic Adventures of Jasper Morello" is an amazing short video and will be followed up with two more shorts and a film.)
I also read and loved the Steampunk graphic novels, and yes I really wish they would bring the series back. They were a bit hard to understand but the art was great and the concepts were really cool. I stole a bunch of stuff for my D&D campaign from there.
Almost forgot to mention my favorite book of all time Perdido Street Station also China Mievilles other books The Scar and The Iron Council. All excellent and include many elements of steampunk.
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The Light Ages by Ian R. MacLeod was a good read in the magic/steampunk arena (as opposed to the pure technology steampunk). I just bought the sequel, The House of Storms but haven't gotten to it yet.
Some might argue it, but I always found the Greatwinter trilogy by Sean McMullen to be enjoyable and steampunk-esque. They involve human-powered computers (each person performs a different operation and passes it down the line), militant librarians that fight pistol duels, an entire society and guild structure built upon air duels with small airplanes, etc.
Souls in the Great Machine
The Miocene Arrow
Eyes of the Calculor
Those both sounds like great series to look into. I've added them to my wishlists on Amazon and Bookmooch. Thanks for the recommendations.
Has links to pretty much everything Steampunk.
I read it in high school, and, despite being too honest for my own good, did seriously consider stealing it. (I bought a copy recently, and it was still good, although probably not worth stealing.)
I'd vote against moving on to the diFilippo:
it's interesting, but - despite the title - it is distinctly NOT what you're looking for. (I'd have to dig it up to build a case for why, so just trust me on this.)
If you're looking for more like The Difference Engine, try the Blaylocks mentioned at #5 or the Moorcocks mentioned at #9.
edited to add:
Oh, and whatever it is that China Mieville is doing, I wouldn't call it 'steampunk'. (His marketers are describing it as "The New Weird", which is probably a better label for it.) Again, probably not what you're looking for after The Diff. Engine.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Also if you are all steampunk oriented, I assume many of you have seen the now canceled sci-fi TV show The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne. I've just started viewing the shows episodes and have been impressed.
I know this is a book site, but it is a show about book inspired characters.
The previews for The Golden Compass certainly give the impression that the book contains some steampunk-y things, but that could just be the set designer.
Hmmm ... would the Myst books, count, I wonder? The games certainly have a steampunk vibe, and I would credit them with getting me interested in the genre, way back when.
There's an odd steampunk-like contraption in Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells by Terry Jones and Brian Froud, but the work is not steampunk overall. The same goes for the Dinotopia books by James Gurney.
(I have a short story in this month's issue).
update: The magazine is defunct now, sadly
Thanks for the suggestion.
Although I've currently got a huge TBR file, I'll definitely be picking up some of the titles you guys recommend. I'm interested in a good STORY, so whether it be Steampunk or merely Steampunk elements is fine by me!
#33 & 34! Wow! I was just thinking I should post about this group in the GD, and looky who I find at the end of the first thread I read!
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