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Education Anyone got some steampunk book recommendations?

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  1. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Hi all,

    yesterday I finished The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Picked the book up by accident but absolutely loved it.

    Can anyone recommend simmilar books or steampunk books in general? I know there are 'best of' lists out there but I'd rather read something interesting the lot of you recommended.

    Thanks. :thumb:
     
  2. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Boneshaker by Cherie Priest is a good start to a series
     
  3. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I enjoyed the Newbury and Hobbes series from George Mann. Victorian/Steampunk/Sherlock esque themed.
     
  4. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    I'll second the recommendation for Boneshaker, it's an excellent novel.

    The Artifact Hunters series is also a good read, I wasn't overly keen on some of the content in the first book of the series (Nefertiti's Heart) but the rest of it was brilliant. Nero's Fiddle (book #3 in the series) is my favourite of them.
     
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    If you like whimsical, Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series is fun. It's got werewolves and vampires and nice British cups of tea.

    Then there is the Mortal Engines trilogy. It's meant for teenagers but the world it paints is really rather well done.
     
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    Flibblebot Smile with me

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  8. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Thanks a lot guys! Went on a little shopping spree and ordered the Parasol Protectorate series. I love buying English books - they are incredibly cheap. :thumb:

    Newbury and Hobbes I have actually read before - at least the first two books - albeit under a different name. Might have to check at the library if they have gotten the new volumes by now. Yeah, I still borrow books from the local library. German books are expensive. :blush:

    Cherie Priest got quite a few negative reviews on Amazon: The story is good but her writing supposedly is not up to scratch. Are the books that bad?
     
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  10. saspro

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    I've enjoyed all 10 books I've read of hers
     
  11. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Truly excellent "Gaslight Fantasy".
    I have all they've printed (and thanks to Kickstarter, 3 original pencil sketches of pages from the story). :hip:
     
  12. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Comic and steampunk, you are costing me money! :nono: yk

    Saved for future paychecks. Thanks!
     
  13. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    You can read every last page for free on the website, it'll just take an age as the Foglios have published 3 pages a week since November 4th, 2002! <--Linky to page ONE. :thumb:
     
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    bionicgeekgrrl Minimodder

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    I quite enjoyed the Dragon Blood and Emporer's Edge series by Lindsay Buroker.
     
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    Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
     

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