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Leviathan Report Abuse
fun book to read.
31 points - added 8 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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An excellent read, with a lovely and romantic ending. The author's inventions are inspired and interesting, well explained without being unnecessarily detailed.
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The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt Report Abuse
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Boneshaker Report Abuse
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The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers Report Abuse
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The Difference Engine by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling Report Abuse
11 points - added 8 years ago by JDBLists - 1 comment
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This novel is essentially responsible for steampunk as a genre. Thanks guys!
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Mortal Engines series - Phillip Reeve Report Abuse
Whilst not standard Steampunk, it deserves it's place in these sort of lists. By far one of the best of it's kind. And Municipal Darwinism is a genius idea.
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The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt Report Abuse
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Perdido Street Station by China Miéville Report Abuse
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne Report Abuse
8 points - added 8 years ago by JDBLists - 1 comment
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Verne and Wells deserve to be recognized for their prototypical work in the genre. Twenty Thousand Leagues is a literary classic, a cultural phenomenon, and a progenitor of the steampunk genre.
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Steampunk by Jeff VanderMeer Report Abuse
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His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman Report Abuse
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Airborn (Airborn Series, Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel Report Abuse
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Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology by Nick Gevers Report Abuse
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The Half-Made World Report Abuse
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The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger Report Abuse
Fun, quirky and full of sly humor!
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The Wrecker Clive Cussler Report Abuse
Close enough
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The Scar by China Miéville Report Abuse
3 points - added 8 years ago by JDBLists - 1 comment
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Miéville is a significant talent in the steampunk genre. The world of The Scar (and of China's other novels) are vibrant and twisted and weird.
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The Alchemy Of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Report Abuse
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Worldshaker by Richard Harland Report Abuse
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells Report Abuse
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Without The Time Machine, we might not have Back to the Future. That's significant.
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A Nomad of the Time Streams by Michael Moorcock Report Abuse
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This trilogy forms one of the pillars of the steampunk genre. It helps that the stories are darn good reads.
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The Myst Reader by David Wingrove Report Abuse
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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson Report Abuse
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Clockwork Angels by Lea Hernandez Report Abuse
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Heart of veridon by tim akers Report Abuse
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Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter Report Abuse
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The Hunchback Assignments Trilogy Report Abuse
My first introduction into steampunk. Lovin' it!
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The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Filippo Report Abuse
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Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore Report Abuse
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Mainspring by Jay Lake Report Abuse
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