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The Steampunk Bible by Jeff VanderMeer
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Jun 17, 12

bookshelves: steampunk, research-materials, non-fiction
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I bought this book for research, but it had been something I had been wanting to pick up for quite a long time. It's a beautiful volume, and designed with great care. The glossy pages are filled with beautiful illustrations and gorgeous photos. It is almost a coffee table book -- but it also traces the genre of steampunk from the founding fathers of Verne and Wells through the modern fashions, movies, music, art, mods and novels that have grown out of the ideas and visions of a re-imagined 19th century.

I don't think there can be a definitive volume of steampunk, as it is always growing, changing and evolving. Still, it is, if nothing else, a fantastic primer of all sorts of things.

A good book to page through or just sit down and read.
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