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Listed: Steampunk

About six months ago, I posted a general overview of steampunk for some friends. I recently put a list together for Chrissy of awesome steampunk books and movies and thought I’d share the list of books for this week’s Listed feature.

And so, here are my ten favourite steampunk books/series/graphic novels/etc.

  1. Catherine Webb’s Horatio Lyle series. (LT)
  2. Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novels. (LT)
  3. The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade. (LT)
  4. The Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy by DM Cornish. (LT)
  5. Snow by Tracy Lynn. (LT)
  6. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and accompanying book Lyra’s Oxford. (LT)
  7. Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga. (LT)
  8. H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. (LT)
  9. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. (LT)
  10. Christopher Priest’s The Prestige. (LT)

I haven’t been reading nearly as much steampunk as I used to, but there are a lot of ones out there that I want to read eventually, including Gail Carriger’s Soulless and Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan. Not to mention the fact that the new Horatio Lyle book will be out this spring, and Cassandra Clare’s going to have The Infernal Devices trilogy, and that there will be more books in Arthur Slade’s The Hunchback Assignments universe. So much goodness to look forward to!

Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday and A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:20 am February 1, 2010.
Category: Listed

  • jess

    I’ve just started reading Fullmetal Alchemist! My sister has them all and has been bugging me about them for almost three years. I’ve finally sat down with them this year. I’ve only read the first two volumes, but I’m really enjoying it. Hilarious, but dark and fascinating as well. Hurrah!

  • bitwhizzle

    I’d love to know what was on the list of movies/tv shows!

  • rachel


  • A Bookshelf Monstrosity

    yeah! Another lister. I’ll start linking to you as well each Monday in my Books By Theme Feature :)

  • heidenkind

    I’m not sure I would call Soulless Steampunk. It kind of is, but that’s not its focus. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it!