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message 1: by Catie (new)

Catie Great review. I love the concept of steampunk but so far have been disappointed by all the new wave of Steampunk books that I've tried. Any you can wholeheartedly recommend?

message 2: by Clouds (new)

Clouds Sadly, no. Steampunk is still a genre with unfulfilled potential for me. His Dark Materials is still my fave representative.

Best Steampunk experience I've had was actually a science museum special exhibition.

If I'd had money to burn this would have pride of place in my house now:

I've heard good things about Anubis Gate as one of the books that coined the term steampunk - but as you said, not been wowed by the new-wave yet :-)

message 3: by Carol. (new)

Carol. Ugh, I was not a fan of Anubis Gate. I think I might have genre incompatibility. Nebula nominatedThe Death of the Necromancer isn't super-steampunky but is the one I've liked the best.

Clouds~lol at the cat action. Oops!

message 4: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Hunter I agree with both of you that steampunk can be pretty hit or miss. (I just started Boneshaker, so my verdict's still out on that one.) It tends to skew young adult which is fine and gives worlds of room for creativity. But I've only found a few so far that I've liked. Pullman's His Dark Materials is terrific. And I had a great time with Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan. The premise of Darwinists versus Clankers is fun, and it has a strong young heroine. The artwork scattered throughout works really well too. I haven't read the the other two in the series yet, so I can't speak for those yet.

Let me know if you find other good examples of steampunk, okay?

message 5: by Clouds (new)

Clouds If the steampunk book I want to read isn't out there... I may just have to write it myself :-)

message 6: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Clouds wrote: "If the steampunk book I want to read isn't out there... I may just have to write it myself :-)"

Looking at historical engineering exhibits makes me want to write steampunk more than reading steampunk does.

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