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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...
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Volume I

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Volume I

There was no way I was going to find a steampunk book that showed vampires more triumphant than in The Greyfriar. So, instead we’ll look at a post-vampire world and a team led by Mina (Harker) Murray, now freed from Dracula’s Svengali-like grip. If all you know of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
The Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith

The Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith

This week, we’ve seen vampires go from part of the British Empire (Soulless) to ruling the empire (Anno Dracula) and now to controlling the entire northern hemisphere. Yes, in The Greyfriar, the bloodsuckers have us humans on the run (in a steampunk future, no less), but it is not all bad. There is still the...
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

I’ve decided to make this a whole week of steampunk vampire books. (I know I missed Monday, but feel free to look back at O. M. Grey’s Avalon Revisited from a few weeks ago and pretend it was on Monday.) Today’s steampunk vampire book is a bit of an oldie, dating from back in 1992....
Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Vampires and werewolves may not be the first things to pop to mind when you hear “steampunk,” in Gail Carriger’s hands they fit in as nicely as zombies do in Cherie Priest’s world. But this is about as far as you can get from the rough and tumble horrorscape of Boneshaker. Instead of a lawless...
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...