Steampunk Listing

I like steampunk. For those of you who aren’t in the know, steampunk is a sub-genre that combines the Victorian era with fantastical steam-driven technology, such as computers, robots, dirigibles, etc. As well, steampunk often features armour-corsetted women and gentlemen who ask for a cup of tea after killing the bad guy. Yum.

My never-ending quest to find new steampunk novels often leaves me wanting and fuming. Because it’s a sub-genre, typing “steampunk” into Google or your local public library catalogue will often bring up novels with steampunk in the title, guidebooks, and anthologies. As most steampunk novels fall outside these narrow criteria, finding them can be a bit trickier.

I’ve decided to start a listing (non-exhaustive) here. I’m sure there others like me who are hungry. If you know of a title, please feel free to comment and pay forward your knowledge. I can’t vouch for some of these titles; if you can, let me know! (Take note: I don’t differentiate between steampunk, diesel-punk, and clockwork — it’s all good! As well, if there is an element vaguely steampunk-ish, I’ll include the title here.) Goodreads also has a listing here, some of which are included below.

Shelley Adina – Magnificent Devices Series

Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris – Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Christopher Beats – Cruel Numbers

James P. Blaylock – The Aylesford Skull: A Tale of Langdon St. Ives

Meljean Brook – The Iron Duke (and reviewed here)

Gail Carriger – Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

Cassandra Clare – The Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices

William Gibson – The Difference Engine

K.W. Jeter – Morlock Night

George Mann – The Affinity Bridge:  A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation

Felix J. Palma – The Map of Time

Tim Powers – Anubis Gates

Philip Pullman – The Golden Compass Series

Genevieve Valentine – Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

Catherine Webb – The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle

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