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Doctor Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory by Greg Broadmore

Doctor Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory by Greg Broadmore

Not a novel today. Instead, we have Greg Broadmore’s wonderfully imaginative catalog of steampunk inventions and confabulations. Everything from rayguns to rocketships is here, beautifully illustrated and described. Throw in a graphic short story (not long enough to be a graphic novel) and you have a unique presentation of a steampunk world. Official description: By...
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

There are, I suppose, some nitpickers who would argue that the 1910s are part of the Dieselpunk era rather than the steampunk era. To them I say: pish posh. Can’t we just get along and enjoy good stories? Luckily, the nitpickers are few in this case, with most happily agreeing to call Leviathan steampunk, regardless...
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

You voted it book of the year for 2010, so let’s kick off 2011 with Boneshaker as book of the day. Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker is far from the madcap romps of London gentlemen scientists. Instead, we have the zombie-infested, poison-filled ruins of Seattle. There is no great noble triumph in the technology. Most of it...