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Subject: steam punk
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 1:06 AM ET
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Can anyone give me some good steampunk suggestions for series/authors.

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 7:33 PM ET
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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.

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 8:31 PM ET
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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.

Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices) by Shelley Adina


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 

Disenchanted & Co. by Lynn Viehl   as mentioned above was a pretty good quick read

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

The last few darkest London's have been a little steam punky: Firelight (Darkest London) by Kristen Callihan 

I love  Kate Locke's Immortal Empire its not exactly what I'd call steampunk but its still really good starts with God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire)

Here is a listopia on goodreads with steampunk Best Steam Punk Books

Date Posted: 2/24/2014 1:43 AM ET
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Meljean Brook has a series that starts with The  Iron Duke, its a great  series. Also Devon Monk has a good series that satrts with Dead Iron.

Date Posted: 2/24/2014 9:01 PM ET
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I Love Meljean Brooks Iron Seas series!!


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Date Posted: 2/25/2014 7:13 AM ET
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Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffin I like too. Devon Monk's series I like too.

Date Posted: 2/28/2014 8:35 AM ET
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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


Date Posted: 2/28/2014 4:39 PM ET
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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:

-Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Anthology

-Steam and Seduction Series by Delphine Dryden



Date Posted: 3/1/2014 10:08 AM ET
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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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Date Posted: 3/8/2014 11:50 AM ET
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Just found the English author Raven Dane  Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron Author: Raven Dane, really enjoyed her book, maybe hard to find, looking for her next one.

Date Posted: 3/10/2014 8:31 AM ET
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yesMinistry of Peculiar Occurrences


Date Posted: 5/27/2014 10:47 PM ET
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Katie MacAlister has some, one in particular is called Steamed: A Steampunk Romance, I have it on my shelf. She's a fun author.