I find it pretty daring of me to be blogging about Steampunk when I know nothing about it, nothing at all. But I am fascinated by it, those cool gadget and even cooler fashion. A time where everything, even the most far-fetched ideas are possible.
I do have my own work-in-progress Steampunk novel, but it is still too early in the making to be discussing any of it. And I do feel I have so much research to do still.
So what better project for me than to read what’s out there in the world of Steampunk fiction and report here. I don’t plan to assign ratings to these books or anything, but maybe just discuss them, tell you what I’ve learned and what I found inspiring.
So here it is, a list of Steampunk books I’d like to check, starting with a novel I have already started and should be discussing next month. Feel free to add your suggestions. I am sure I will miss some really important ones.
The Alchemy of Stone – Ekaterina Sedia
Steampunk by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (anthology)
The Light Ages by Ian R. MacLeod
Girl Genius Vol. 1: Agatha Heterodyne & the Beetleburg Clank by Phil Foglio, Brian Snoddy, Kaja Foglio (graphic novel)
Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
Larklight by Philip Reeve
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters