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R.F. Burton Library Corner – What other Steampunk novels should we read?

This is a gentle reminder about our upcoming Dreadnought book discussion later this month. Written by Cherie Priest, it is set after Boneshaker and references that novel and how things turned out in Seattle. The novel is jammed with action and explody things; it’s a good read and will be interesting to hear what people think of it. Everyone is invited to the discussion, and you don’t even have to have read the book (but you will enjoy it more if you have). 

Looking ahead, I found a few lists of what some consider to be essential reads in the Steampunk genre:

Steampunk: 20 Core Titles

Twenty Must Read Steampunk Novels: an Introduction to the Genre

Steampunk Book list

And, good old Wikipedia has this  http:://

There are more lists, of course. What should we read next? Ideas?  


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  1. Orpheus Angkarn Orpheus Angkarn January 5, 2013

    I’m not sure if its on there, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series by Tee Morris and Phillippa Ballantine is a fun read.

  2. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse January 9, 2013

    Technically it’s alternate history but with airships, steam cars, anarchists, and an assassination plot, The Two Georges is well worth a read. Authors are Richard Dreyfuss (yes the actor) and Harry Turtledove. I suspect Dreyfuss may have supplied the story and Turtledove had gone with it but I don’t know. Set in an alternate history where George Washington made peace with the George III and thus started the North American Union.

  3. Serafina Puchkina Serafina Puchkina January 16, 2013

    Dear sirs, thank you all for your suggestions! I will bring these titles to the book discussion Saturday. Thank you.

    Everyone is invited to join in the discussion Saturday at the library, but whether or not you are able to attend, check out these titles and lists the next time you are looking for a worthy read. 


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