Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Happy International Steampunk Day!

So, June 14th. H.G.Well's birthday and therefore International Steampunk Day. For those of you who don't know, Steampunk is a subgenre that mixes steampower, science fiction and normally Victorian into one style.  It may also include technology that is really out of time, such as airships, or modern devices, how the Victorians would think of them. Summed up, its the Victorian's views on the future. There's a whole Steampunk subculture, and a lot of art, architecture, music connected with it. And of course, BOOKS!! So, I'm going to share with you some of my favourite Steampunk books. 

1. Soulless, by Gail Carriger. I love the world that's created here-the humour in it is amazing and the mix of werewolves and vampires works well. The steampunk elements are great, and you can easily imagine the world.
2. Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld. The world he creates is amazing, and I like the history re-done. The illustrations by Keith Thompson are brilliant too!
3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. As well as making the Mortal Instruments something I want to read again, the world was imaginative and pulled you in. 
And the things I haven't read but really want to...
Whitechapel Gods by S.M.Peters
The Girl in the Steal Corset by Kady Cross
Corsets and Clockwork Anthology
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moor
The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith
The Time Machine by H.G.Wells

And un-book related, but never mind... music
Abney Park
The Clockwork Caberet
The Clockwork Dolls
The Dresden Dolls 

And random things that often get associated with Steampunk
Browns, golds and whites
   And so on...

That's all I can think of for now...but there is a load of amazing steampunk stuff out there. Go and look. 

1 comment:

  1. I can personally vouch for Whitechapel Gods, I quite liked it. And let's not forget the original steampunk novel, The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling...


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