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 jingo, by crikey, and by all that’s good in this world, he’s done it! Dr. Grordbort has released his directory of scientific splendor. A catalogue of wondrous contraptions and wave weapons of unprecedented power, this book makes available a myriad of destructive and beneficial devices to any intergalactic explorer: Rayguns, Metal Men, Ironclads, and Rocketships are all presented. Also included is a sequential pictographic essay (also known as a “comic”) on the exploits of world-famous naturalist and adventurer Lord Cockswain. See him uncover the natural mysteries of Venus with several big guns!


A few reviews to give you a taste of what people think of it.

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