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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Steampunk at Library Journal!

Perhaps you've heard Leviathan referred to as a Steampunk book. Perhaps, like me, you're still not entirely sure what Steampunk actually is. Or maybe you just want recs for more great Steampunk reads.

Readergirlz postergirl Jackie is a librarian goddess, you know, so she pointed me in the direction of School Library's list of 20 Core Steampunk Titles.

The article does a great job of introducing what Steampunk is all about, and it recommends a slew of books from the genre, including both classics and new arrivals. My favorite bit is how it says that steampunk usually has a positive outlook on the future.

We were both especially excited to see one of our suggested reads on the list: Cherie Priest's Boneshaker!

What do you like about Steampunk? Have any titles to add to the list?


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Little Willow said...

Great find, Jackie! Thanks for sharing, both of you.

Nice of them to include The Time Machine.

I've meant to read League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for eons!

I plan to read Soulless and Boneshaker.

I am a big fan of THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM series by Garth Nix. Anyone else?

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the extra info, ladies!

Scott said...

Soulless was quite amusing, very arch and Jane Austen-like. More paranormal than steampunk, but there were zeppelins!

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