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Many of the books in the “Teen” section are often enjoyed by adults.
 
Many of the books in the “Teen” section are often enjoyed by adults.
  
A printable pdf of this booklist is available [http://hera.jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/steampunk_booklist_201105.pdf here] (5/2011)
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A printable pdf of this booklist is available [http://jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/steampunk_booklist_201105.pdf here] (5/2011)
  
 
==What is Steampunk?==
 
==What is Steampunk?==
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==CLASSICS==
 
==CLASSICS==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Connecticut+Yankee+in+King+Arthurs+Court '''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court'''], by Mark Twain. F Twain
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Connecticut+Yankee+in+King+Arthurs+Court '''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court'''], by Mark Twain. F Twain
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shelley+frankenstein '''Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus'''], by Mary Shelley.  F Shelley
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shelley+frankenstein '''Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus'''], by Mary Shelley.  F Shelley
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=journey+to+the+centre+of+the+earth '''Journey to the Centre of the Earth'''], by Jules Verne. F Verne  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=journey+to+the+centre+of+the+earth '''Journey to the Centre of the Earth'''], by Jules Verne. F Verne  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=20000+leagues+under+the+sea '''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'''], by by Jules Verne. F Verne  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=20000+leagues+under+the+sea '''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'''], by by Jules Verne. F Verne  
*The work of [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a=wells+h+g '''H. G. Wells''']. Try [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=seven+science+fiction+novels '''Seven Science Fiction Novels'''].  F Wells  
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*The work of [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a=wells+h+g '''H. G. Wells''']. Try [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=seven+science+fiction+novels '''Seven Science Fiction Novels'''].  F Wells
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==FOR KIDS==
 
==FOR KIDS==
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=star+jumper '''Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius'''], by Frank Asch.  J Asch
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=star+jumper '''Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius'''], by Frank Asch.  J Asch
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==PICTURE BOOKS ==
 
==PICTURE BOOKS ==
appealing to a steampunk aesthetic
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Appealing to a steampunk aesthetic
 
   
 
   
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=and+the+train+goes '''And the Train Goes... '''], by William Bee; JP Bee
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=and+the+train+goes '''And the Train Goes... '''], by William Bee; JP Bee
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sector+7 '''Sector 7'''], by David Wiesner.  JP Wiesner  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sector+7 '''Sector 7'''], by David Wiesner.  JP Wiesner  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dumpster+diver '''The Dumpster Diver'''], by Janet Wong; JP Wong
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dumpster+diver '''The Dumpster Diver'''], by Janet Wong; JP Wong
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==FOR TEENS==
 
==FOR TEENS==
Note: another JMRL wiki article exists solely for YA steampunk reads, [[Steampunk (Young Adult)]], and contains some annotations.
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Note: Another JMRL wiki article exists solely for YA steampunk reads, [[Steampunk (Young Adult)]], and contains some annotations.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=clockwork+angel '''Clockwork Angel'''], by Cassandra Clare.  YA Clare  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=clockwork+angel '''Clockwork Angel'''], by Cassandra Clare.  YA Clare  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=against+the+day '''Against the Day'''], by Thomas Pynchon.  F Pynchon  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=against+the+day '''Against the Day'''], by Thomas Pynchon.  F Pynchon  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=diamond+age '''The Diamond Age'''], by Neal Stephenson.  SF Stephenson
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=diamond+age '''The Diamond Age'''], by Neal Stephenson.  SF Stephenson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/?searchtype=t&SORT=D&searcharg=blameless&searchscope=9'''Blameless'''], by Gail Carriger. SF Carriger
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/?searchtype=t&SORT=D&searcharg=Boneshaker&searchscope=9'''Boneshaker'''], by Cherie Priest. SF Priest
  
 
==RELATED NONFICTION==
 
==RELATED NONFICTION==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=giant+airships '''The Giant Airships'''], by Douglas Botting and the editors of Time-Life Books.  629.13 Botting  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=giant+airships '''The Giant Airships'''], by Douglas Botting and the editors of Time-Life Books.  629.13 Botting  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=h+g+wells '''H. G. Wells'''], by Christopher Martin.  92 Wells
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=h+g+wells '''H. G. Wells'''], by Christopher Martin.  92 Wells
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=jules+verne+portrait+of+a+prophet ''' Jules Verne: Portrait of a Prophet'''], by Russell Freedman.  J 92 Verne
 
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=most+powerful+idea+in+the+world '''The Most Powerful Idea in the World: a Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention'''], by William Rosen. 909.81 Rosen  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=most+powerful+idea+in+the+world '''The Most Powerful Idea in the World: a Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention'''], by William Rosen. 909.81 Rosen  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=thread+across+the+ocean '''Thread Across the Ocean: the Heroic Story of the Trans-Atlantic Cable'''], by John Steele Gordon.  384.1 Gordon
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=thread+across+the+ocean '''Thread Across the Ocean: the Heroic Story of the Trans-Atlantic Cable'''], by John Steele Gordon.  384.1 Gordon
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Victorian+internet '''The Victorian Internet: the Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's Online Pioneers'''], by Tom Standage,  384.1 Standage  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Victorian+internet '''The Victorian Internet: the Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's Online Pioneers'''], by Tom Standage,  384.1 Standage  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Victorian+treasures '''Victorian Treasures: an Album and Historical Guide for Collectors'''], by Carol McD. Wallace 745.1 Wallace
 
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=way+things+work '''The Way Things Work'''], by David Macaulay.  600 Macaulay  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=way+things+work '''The Way Things Work'''], by David Macaulay.  600 Macaulay  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=who+said+theres+no+man+on+the+moon '''Who Said There’s No Man on the Moon? '''], a Story of Jules Verne, by Robert Quackenbush.  J 92 Verne
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=who+said+theres+no+man+on+the+moon '''Who Said There’s No Man on the Moon? '''], a Story of Jules Verne, by Robert Quackenbush.  J 92 Verne
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==DVDs==
 
==DVDs==
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?20000+leagues+under+the+sea+DVD '''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'''] (1954)
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*'''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea''' (1954)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?around+the+world+in+80+days+videorecording '''Around the World in 80 Days''']  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?around+the+world+in+80+days+videorecording '''Around the World in 80 Days''']  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?fullmetal+alchemist+DVD '''Fullmetal Alchemist''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?fullmetal+alchemist+DVD '''Fullmetal Alchemist''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?series+of+unfortunate+events+paramount '''A Series of Unfortunate Events''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?series+of+unfortunate+events+paramount '''A Series of Unfortunate Events''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?Sherlock+holmes+downey '''Sherlock Holmes'''] (2009)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?Sherlock+holmes+downey '''Sherlock Holmes'''] (2009)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?time+machine+dreamworks '''The Time Machine'''] (2002)
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*'''The Time Machine''' (2002)
  
 
[[Category:Themes]]
 
[[Category:Themes]]
 
[[Category:Fantasy]]
 
[[Category:Fantasy]]

Latest revision as of 21:38, 7 March 2016

Article in categories Themes and Fantasy


Try Some STEAMPUNK ... a list of books for every age

This list contains fiction and nonfiction, suitable for various age and reading levels.

Many of the books in the “Teen” section are often enjoyed by adults.

A printable pdf of this booklist is available here (5/2011)

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk combines nostalgia for Victorian aesthetics with creative technology to create a genre of science fiction literature that has influenced movies, television, fashion, and design.

Steampunkers are Makers, embracing a do-it-yourself philosophy and crafting items & clothing from found gears, clockworks, metals, etc. Stories are often speculative fiction or alternate histories which use steam and clockwork technology to emulate modern electronics; using the palette of brass and wood instead of chrome and plastic. Other touchwords include retro-futurism, neo-Victorian, and techno-fantasy. Related genres are weird west, cyberpunk and gaslamp fantasy/romance, among others.

The titles in this list come from the JMRL collection and inhabit many of these sub-genres and more, all touching on various aspects of the steampunk aesthetic. Check them out and visit a world where the future meets the past! --Mdickens 14:14, 14 May 2011 (EDT)


CLASSICS

Said to influence the genre

FOR KIDS

followed by Seeing Redd and ArchEnemy
The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance
The Society of Dread
The Cabinet of Wonders
The Celestial Globe

PICTURE BOOKS

Appealing to a steampunk aesthetic

FOR TEENS

Note: Another JMRL wiki article exists solely for YA steampunk reads, Steampunk (Young Adult), and contains some annotations.

  • Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare. YA Clare
  • Airman, by Eoin Colfer. YA Colfer
  • The Foundling’s Tale (series), by D. M. Cornish. YA Cornish
The Foundling
Lamplighter
Factotum
followed by Sapphique
  • Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel. YA Oppel
followed by Skybreaker and Starclimber
followed by The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass
  • The Hungry City Chronicles, by Philip Reeve YA Reeve
Mortal Engines
Predator’s Gold
Infernal Devices
A Darkling Plain
Fever Crumb (prequel)
followed by Starcross and Mothstorm
followed by The Dark Deeps
followed by Behemoth

FOR ADULTS

  • Novels of The Company, by Kage Baker SF Baker
In the Garden of Iden
Sky Coyote
Mendoza in Hollywood
The Graveyard Game
Perdido Street Station
The Scar
Iron Council

RELATED NONFICTION

GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA

Vol. 1 – Enter the Detective
Vol. 2 – The Silent Partner

DVDs