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A literary genre in which the Victorian Era meets more modern day technology. Think MacGyver meets Sherlock Holmes. “It’s sort of Victorian-industrial, but with more whimsy and fewer orphans.” - Caitlin Kittredge
Praxinoscope Hat by Ramon Martin

Praxinoscope Hat by Ramon Martin

Steampunk.com offers some explanations, started the steampunk forum for NaNoWriMo participants, and a steampunk book store for further fiction and reference material.

Steampunk.com offers some explanations, started the steampunk forum for NaNoWriMo participants, and a steampunk book store for further fiction and reference material.

Bronze Gods (An Apparatus Infernum Novel) by A. A. Aquirre, Ace, April 30

Bronze Gods (An Apparatus Infernum Novel) by A. A. Aquirre, Ace, April 30

Steamduck Learns to FLY! by Emilie P. Bush   I hope most of you have seen Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story, Emilie P. Bush’s and William Kevin Petty’s first foray into the untamed wilderness that is Steampunk children’s books. That tale follows St. John Murphy Alexander, a mechanical explorer, but also introduced a much smaller mechanical creature: Steamduck.

Steamduck Learns to FLY! by Emilie P. Bush I hope most of you have seen Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story, Emilie P. Bush’s and William Kevin Petty’s first foray into the untamed wilderness that is Steampunk children’s books. That tale follows St. John Murphy Alexander, a mechanical explorer, but also introduced a much smaller mechanical creature: Steamduck.

Fox bringing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to the Small Screen

Fox bringing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to the Small Screen

Steampunk Brown Corset With a Chain Detail. I want.

Steampunk Brown Corset With a Chain Detail. I want.

Ganymede by Cherie Priest   Two years ago, Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker brought a new vitality to steampunk and kicked off her Clockwork Century series. Ganymede, the latest installment, come out today and is definitely worth adding to your library. (Whether it is third or fourth depends on whether you choose to count Clementine; I count it, but not everyone does.) I found it a more enjoyable read than Dreadnought which seemed to bog down at times, although still not as gripping as Boneshaker…

Ganymede by Cherie Priest Two years ago, Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker brought a new vitality to steampunk and kicked off her Clockwork Century series. Ganymede, the latest installment, come out today and is definitely worth adding to your library. (Whether it is third or fourth depends on whether you choose to count Clementine; I count it, but not everyone does.) I found it a more enjoyable read than Dreadnought which seemed to bog down at times, although still not as gripping as Boneshaker…

Because sometimes you have to channel your inner pirate.

Because sometimes you have to channel your inner pirate.

Riding hat, on its way from Jillie Kat Hats (ebay).

Riding hat, on its way from Jillie Kat Hats (ebay).