Sep242009

An Entirely Unpreferential List of Steampunky Books

Research - Tea and Books
music: BBC Books Podcast

Much discussion recently on the subject of steampunk literature. Here’s my list:

  • The Windup Girl ~ Paolo Bacigalupi
  • New Amsterdam ~ Jonathan Barnes
  • The Somnambulist ~ Elizabeth Bear
  • Crystal Rain ~ Tobias S. Buckell
  • Scar Night ~ Alan Campbell
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters ~ Gordon Dahlquist
  • The Steampunk Trilogy ~ Paul Di Filippo
  • The Difference Engine ~ William Gibson
  • Thunderer ~ Felix Gilman
  • Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman
  • The Court of the Air ~ Stephen Hunt
  • Morlock Night ~ K. W. Jeter
  • The Age of Unreason ~ J. Gregory Keyes
  • Escapement ~ Jay Lake
  • The Affinity Bridge ~ George Mann
  • Perdido Street Station ~ China Mieville
  • The Nomad of the Time Streams ~ Michael Moocock
  • Anno Dracula ~ Kim Newman
  • Airborn ~ Kenneth Oppel
  • Whitechapel Gods ~ S.M. Peters
  • The Anubis Gates ~ Tim Powers
  • The Boneshaker ~ Cherie Priest
  • The Golden Compass ~ Phillip Pullman
  • The Alchemy of Stone ~ Ekaterina Sedia
  • The Hunchback Assignments ~ Arthur Slade
  • Eyes of Silver ~ Michael A. Stackpole
  • Diamond Age ~ Neil Stephenson
  • The Fall of Ile-Rien ~ Martha Wells
  • Extraordinary Engines Anthology ~ Nick Gevers (ed.)
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret ~ Brian Selznick
  • Steampunk ~ Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (eds.)
  • The Grand Ellipse ~ Paula Volsky (eds.)
  • Like a Wisp of Steam ~ steampunk erotica from Circlet Press

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