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 http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6720180.html
Twenty Must Read Steampunk Novels: an Introduction to the Genre http://www.rantingdragon.com/top-20-steampunk-books-an-introduction-to-the-genre/
Steampunk Book list http://www.squidoo.com/steampunk-book-list
And, good old Wikipedia has this http:://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_steampunk_works
There are more lists, of course. What should we read next? Ideas?
I don’t know if it’s on any of those lists, but I can’t praise The Peshawar Lancers highly enough.
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.
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.
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.