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I recently finished Lynn Viehl's Disenchanted & Co. which is Book 1 in the series of the same time - I thought it was very good. It's considered "Steampunk fantasy" and it's an alternate history of what America might have been like if the British had won the Revolution...interesting premise. A nice blend of fantasy, historical, and romance.
Lady of Devices is currently free on the kindle if you use the app or have a kindle. I have it but have not read it yet so I can't verify if its any good.
I didn't get to finish this one had to send it for a swap but what I read of it was pretty interesting. I plan on getting it back somehow ; ) A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair) by Emma Jane Holloway
The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless by Gail Carriger is a great series if you haven't read it you really should!
This is a pretty good ya series: The Girl in the Steel Corset: The Girl in the Steel Corset\The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (The Steampunk Chronicles... by Cross, Kady
Here is a listopia on goodreads with steampunk Best Steam Punk Books
Check out the thread I started a while back over in the Sci Fi area "Get Your Steam Punk Funk On". There are some good suggestions there. I mention this one over there, but I'll mention it here too because this series has a Paranormal vibe to it. Age of Steam series by Devon Monk
Along with those mentioned above these are also very good:
-Chronicles of Light and Shadow Series by Liesel Schwarz
-Glorious Victorious Darcys Series by Beth Ciotta
-Apparatus Infernum Series by A. A. Aguirre
-London Steampunk Series by Bec McMaster
-Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Series by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
These are on my wl and are hopefully going to be great reads as well:
-Steam and Seduction Series by Delphine Dryden
My favorite steampunk series is Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century books, starting with Boneshaker - they're really well written with lots of (pseudo)historical Civil War detail, including some historical characters - and the Meljean Brook, Devon Monk, A.A. Aguirre, Kate Locke, Bec McMaster and series already mentioned, plus Lia Habel's Gone with the Respiration YA series (which is primarily about zombies, but actually most steampunk has zombies). The McMaster and Brooks books are romance (though with strong plots and some overall series arc), and the others are a bit more plot driven but with more or less romance, Clockwork Century probably the least. I also read the Parasol Protectorate books but I feel like they're running out of steam, although the first few are a hoot (the only example I can think of that's COMIC paranormal steampunk!).
And lol, thanks for reminding me of the SF forum thread, Rob. I'd forgotten it, but had posted there awhile ago and included a couple of other authors:
Two more good steampunk-ish series with fantasy leanings that I think are very good are by Kate Elliott (Cold Magic) and Martha Wells (The Wizard Hunters). They're both a bit off center from steampunk toward fantasy; Kate Elliott's universe clearly forked from ours several millenia ago, and the Martha Wells books are set in a different world entirely, so it might be more correct to call it parallel-worlds SF, but a lot of the feel is steampunk (complete with airships).
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