Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Steampunk: Part 2, Recent Publications
Posted by Alana T.
A previous post described the steampunk genre and provided a list of some early works. The following is a list of more recent works (post mid-90's to present) and represent some of the best and well known examples. All are entertaining and good reads!
The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson. Futuristic steampunk, set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin.
The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Phillipo An outrageous romp about the replacement of the Queen of England with a giant salamander and two more equally engaging tales.
Boneshaker by Hugo Award nominee Cherie Priest. Zombies, motherhood, and a radical rewrite of the history of Seattle.
Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Mattie, an intelligent automaton finds herself caught in a conflict between gargoyles and the Mechanists and Alchemists.
Steampunk edited by A. & J. Vandermeer. A selection of short stories that feature a dazzling variety of steampunk ideas.
The Mainspring Series by Jay Lake is set on a giant clockwork world. In the series, an apprentice clockmaker must find the lost key that will start the world turning again.
The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer. A future/past story that includes a sentient dirigible with a theme that borrows heavily from Shakespeare's The Tempest.