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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.
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 +A printable pdf of this booklist is available [http://hera.jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/steampunk_booklist_201105.pdf here] (5/2011)
==What is Steampunk?== ==What is Steampunk?==
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==FOR KIDS== ==FOR KIDS==
-*The Kronos Chronicles, by Maries Rutkoski. J Rutkoski+*[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=cabinet+of+wonders '''The Cabinet of Wonders'''] +
-:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=celestial+globe '''The Celestial Globe'''] +
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=clockwork+or+all+wound+up '''Clockwork; or, All Wound Up'''], by Philip Pullman. J Pullman +
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=clockwork+three '''The Clockwork Three'''], by Matthew J. Kirby. J Kirby +
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=fergus+crane '''Fergus Crane'''], by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell. J Stewart +
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=invention+of+hugo+cabret '''The Invention of Hugo Cabret'''], by Brian Selznick. J Selznick+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=looking+glass+wars '''The Looking Glass Wars'''], by Frank Beddor. J Beddor *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=looking+glass+wars '''The Looking Glass Wars'''], by Frank Beddor. J Beddor
:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=seeing+redd '''Seeing Redd'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=archenemy '''ArchEnemy'''] :followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=seeing+redd '''Seeing Redd'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=archenemy '''ArchEnemy''']
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:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=society+of+unrelenting+vigilance '''The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=society+of+unrelenting+vigilance '''The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance''']
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=society+of+dread '''The Society of Dread'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=society+of+dread '''The Society of Dread''']
-*[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=clockwork+three '''The Clockwork Three'''], by Matthew J. Kirby. J Kirby
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=clockwork+or+all+wound+up '''Clockwork; or, All Wound Up'''], by Philip Pullman. J Pullman
 +*The Kronos Chronicles, by Maries Rutkoski. J Rutkoski
 +:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=cabinet+of+wonders '''The Cabinet of Wonders''']
 +:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=celestial+globe '''The Celestial Globe''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=invention+of+hugo+cabret '''The Invention of Hugo Cabret'''], by Brian Selznick. J Selznick
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=fergus+crane '''Fergus Crane'''], by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell. J Stewart
==PICTURE BOOKS == ==PICTURE BOOKS ==
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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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*[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
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?airman+colfer '''Airman'''], by Eoin Colfer. YA Colfer *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?airman+colfer '''Airman'''], by Eoin Colfer. YA Colfer
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:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=lamplighter '''Lamplighter'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=lamplighter '''Lamplighter''']
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=factotum '''Factotum'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=factotum '''Factotum''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=magic+under+glass '''Magic Under Glass'''], by Jaclyn Dolamore. YA Dolamore
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=incarceron '''Incarceron'''], by Catherine Fisher. YA Fisher;
 +:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=sapphique '''Sapphique''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?airborn+oppel '''Airborn'''], by Kenneth Oppel. YA Oppel *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?airborn+oppel '''Airborn'''], by Kenneth Oppel. YA Oppel
:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=skybreaker '''Skybreaker'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=starclimber '''Starclimber'''] :followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=skybreaker '''Skybreaker'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=starclimber '''Starclimber''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=golden+compass '''The Golden Compass'''], by Philip Pullman. YA Pullman; *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=golden+compass '''The Golden Compass'''], by Philip Pullman. YA Pullman;
:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=subtle+knife '''The Subtle Knife'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=amber+spyglass '''The Amber Spyglass'''] :followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=subtle+knife '''The Subtle Knife'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=amber+spyglass '''The Amber Spyglass''']
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=thirteenth+child '''The Thirteenth Child'''], by Patricia C. Wrede. YA Wrede  
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=larklight '''Larklight '''], by Philip Reeve, YA Reeve  
-:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=starcross '''Starcross'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=mothstorm '''Mothstorm'''] 
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=hunchback+assignments '''The Hunchback Assignments'''], by Arthur Slade. YA Slade;  
-:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dark+deeps '''The Dark Deeps'''] 
*The Hungry City Chronicles, by Philip Reeve YA Reeve *The Hungry City Chronicles, by Philip Reeve YA Reeve
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=mortal+engines '''Mortal Engines'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=mortal+engines '''Mortal Engines''']
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:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=darkling+plain '''A Darkling Plain'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=darkling+plain '''A Darkling Plain''']
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=fever+crumb '''Fever Crumb'''] (prequel) :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=fever+crumb '''Fever Crumb'''] (prequel)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=magic+under+glass '''Magic Under Glass'''], by Jaclyn Dolamore. YA Dolamore +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=larklight '''Larklight '''], by Philip Reeve, YA Reeve
 +:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=starcross '''Starcross'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=mothstorm '''Mothstorm''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=hunchback+assignments '''The Hunchback Assignments'''], by Arthur Slade. YA Slade;
 +:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dark+deeps '''The Dark Deeps''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?unnaturalists+trent '''The Unnaturalists'''] by Tiffany Trent YA Trent
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?leviathan+westerfeld '''Leviathan'''], by Scott Westerfeld. YA Westerfeld *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?leviathan+westerfeld '''Leviathan'''], by Scott Westerfeld. YA Westerfeld
:followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=behemoth '''Behemoth'''] :followed by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=behemoth '''Behemoth''']
- +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=thirteenth+child '''The Thirteenth Child'''], by Patricia C. Wrede. YA Wrede
 + 
==FOR ADULTS== ==FOR ADULTS==
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=against+the+day '''Against the Day'''], by Thomas Pynchon. F Pynchon  
-*Books set in the Bas Lag universe, by China Mieville SF Mieville 
-:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=perdido+street+station '''Perdido Street Station '''] 
-:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?scar+mieville '''The Scar '''] 
-:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=iron+council '''Iron Council '''] 
*Novels of The Company, by Kage Baker SF Baker *Novels of The Company, by Kage Baker SF Baker
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=in+the+garden+of+iden '''In the Garden of Iden'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=in+the+garden+of+iden '''In the Garden of Iden''']
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:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Mendoza+in+Hollywood '''Mendoza in Hollywood'''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=Mendoza+in+Hollywood '''Mendoza in Hollywood''']
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=graveyard+game '''The Graveyard Game '''] :[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=graveyard+game '''The Graveyard Game ''']
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=diamond+age '''The Diamond Age'''], by Neal Stephenson. SF Stephenson +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=shooting+the+sun '''Shooting the Sun'''], by Max Byrd. F Byrd
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dreadnought+priest '''Dreadnought'''], by Cherie Priest. SF Priest +
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dream+of+perpetual+motion '''The Dream of Perpetual Motion'''], by Dexter Palmer. SF Palmer+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=glass+books+of+the+dream+eaters '''The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters'''], by Gordon Dahlquist. F Dahlquist *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=glass+books+of+the+dream+eaters '''The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters'''], by Gordon Dahlquist. F Dahlquist
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=kingdom+of+ohio '''The Kingdom of Ohio'''], by Matthew Flaming. F Flaming *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=kingdom+of+ohio '''The Kingdom of Ohio'''], by Matthew Flaming. F Flaming
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=shooting+the+sun '''Shooting the Sun'''], by Max Byrd. F Byrd+*Books set in the Bas Lag universe, by China Mieville SF Mieville
- +:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=perdido+street+station '''Perdido Street Station ''']
 +:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?scar+mieville '''The Scar ''']
 +:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=iron+council '''Iron Council ''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dream+of+perpetual+motion '''The Dream of Perpetual Motion'''], by Dexter Palmer. SF Palmer
 +*The '''Clockwork Century''' series by Cherie Priest, including [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dreadnought+priest '''Dreadnought'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?boneshaker+priest '''Boneshaker''']. SF Priest
 +*[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
 + 
==RELATED NONFICTION== ==RELATED NONFICTION==
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=difference+engine '''The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer'''], by Doron Swade. 681.145 Swade *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=difference+engine '''The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer'''], by Doron Swade. 681.145 Swade
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dr+eckeners+dream+machine '''Dr. Eckener's Dream Machine: the Great Zeppelin and the Dawn of Air Travel'''], by Douglas +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=dr+eckeners+dream+machine '''Dr. Eckener's Dream Machine: the Great Zeppelin and the Dawn of Air Travel'''], by Douglas Botting. 629.133 Botting
-Botting. 629.133 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=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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=jules+verne+portrait+of+a+prophet ''' Jules Verne: Portrait of a Prophet'''], by Russell Freedman. J 92 Verne
-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
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*[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
- + 
==GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA== ==GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA==
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=fullmetal+alchemist '''Fullmetal Alchemist''']. Hiromu Arakawa ; YA PB Arakawa *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t=fullmetal+alchemist '''Fullmetal Alchemist''']. Hiromu Arakawa ; YA PB Arakawa

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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)

Contents

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

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