If you’ve been wanting to find out what’s been going on in the world of steampunk literature lately, or even if your shelves are just feeling a little bare, then this is the giveaway for you: a mini-steampunk library featuring a diverse array of steampunk novels, comics, and anthologies. Start by glancing over the lovely range of covers…
The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer. “A debut so magical… so extraordinary… it has to be read to be believed…. Imprisoned for life aboard a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis, the greeting-card writer Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His only companions are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the only woman he has ever loved, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father Prospero, the genius and industrial magnate who drove her insane….” And be sure to check out the steampunk art gallery publisher St. Martin’s Press put together in support of the book.
Flaming Zeppelins by Joe Lansdale. “What do the disembodied head of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Frankenstein, the Tin Man, Captain Nemo, the Flying Dutchman, and the inestimable Ned the Seal, have in common? Find out as they embark upon a spectacular set of non-stop steampunk adventures.”
The Professor’s Daughter, Written and illustrated by Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert. “Imhotep IV is an Egyptian mummy who’s just opened his eyes for the first time in 3,000 years. Lillian Bowell is the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist. One day, when the Professor’s away, the two go out for an afternoon on the town. The heap of trouble that they land in—brought on by Mozart, afternoon tea, and a passing gentleman’s sensitive nature—onlydeepens when they learn Imhotep IV’s father is in town. Can Imhotep IV and Lillian stay together when both their fathers, the London Police, and even the Archeological society are desperate to drag them apart?”
Steampunk Prime, edited by Mike Ashley. “Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day steampunk genre is a reinvention of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventurers, but this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and all its daring possibilities for progress and disasters.”
Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. An anthology with stories by William Gibson / Gail Carriger / Cherie Priest / Jake von Slatt / Cathrynne M. Valente / Steven Baxter / Daniel Abraham / Caitlin Kiernan / The Mecha-Ostrich / And More
But wait, there’s more! We also have some lovely swag created in support of Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angels, including two mini-journals to write down your deepest steampunk wishes. Journals will go to the first two winners selected, and everyone will get stickers.
Now, wouldn’t these look lovely on your shelf? Just comment below, and they could be yours.
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