Friday, January 14, 2011

Steampunk is Hot!

The steampunk genre of literature for teens is currently very hot! (excuse the pun) Here is the best, succinct definition I found of steampunk from Scifipedia: Steampunk is set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of HG Wells and Jules Verne. Here is a list of steampunk that we have in our Teen Loft, but would probably be enjoyed by adults as well.

  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (also in series Skybreaker & Starclimber)
  • Airman by Eoin Colfer
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices series)
  • Death Collector by Justin Richards
  • Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo series) by D.M. Cornish
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (graphic novel series)
  • Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials series)
  • Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Larklight by Philp Reeve
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (graphic novel
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (sequel Behomoth)
  • Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Hungry City Chronicles series)

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