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Yearly archive 2010

Complete List of 2010 Steampunk Book of the Year Nominees

As promised, here is a list of all of the steampunk books nominated for 2010 book of the year (with a few exceptions noted below), the winner of which was announced last week.
Steampunk Shakespeare Call for Stories

Steampunk Shakespeare Call for Stories

If you’re a steampunk writer, there is a new anthology coming that you have to know about. The idea was born in the roiling discussion of a Twitter Steampunk chat, and is being nurtured by Flying Pen Press into a reality. That reality is a steampunk Shakespeare anthology, with the working title of (deep breath)...
The 2011 Steampunk.com Awards

The 2011 Steampunk.com Awards

Having just concluded the 2010 Book of the Year balloting, I am already looking towards next year where I hope to have a more comprehensive set of awards, tentatively nicknamed the “Copper Cogs.” While this year’s nomination and voting process ran fairly smoothly, there are definite areas for improvement next year. I’ll list some of...
Steampunk Book of the Year: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Steampunk Book of the Year: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

I am pleased to announce that Steampunk.com’s 2010 Book of the Year is Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. There was no restriction on publication date, so Boneshaker was eligible to win despite being published in 2009. There was also no restriction on author’s having more than one book on the ballot and two books by Cherie...
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

The Iron Duke is a steampunk romance and a steampunk detective story rolled into one. And the steampunk does not seem to be mere window dressing here, goggle and airships tossed into an otherwise mundane Victorian England. The mystery involves a body that seems to have been dropped from an airship and many of the...
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

From the weird west yesterday to sky pirates today. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is a young adult novel that revels in one of steampunk’s most iconic technologies: the airship. The time period is not precisely defined, so it may fall slightly outside the 19th century, but the characters and story are steampunk through and through:...
The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick

The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick

Today, we’re back to the weird west, with science fiction great Mike Resnick as our guide. Resnick has done Western before in Santiago, a far future space Western adventure that is a heck a of a ride, so The Buntline Special sounds promising indeed. The official description: The year is 1881. The United States of...