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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne Details
In this 1870 science-fiction classic, obsessed Captain Nemo and his prisoners descend beneath the sea in his secret submarine, the Nautilus, for nonstop adventure and suspense.
Boneshaker
by Cherie Priest Details
Inventor Leviticus Blue creates a machine that accidentally decimates Seattle's banking district and uncovers a vein of Blight Gas that turns everyone who breathes it into the living dead. With a ruined reputation, life is tough for Blue's widow, Briar, but she and her teenage son Ezekiel are surviving -- until Zeke decides that he must reclaim his father's name from the clutches of history.
D.Gray-Man - All Volumes
by Katsura Hoshino Details
Set in a fictional end of the 19th century England, the story revolves around a teenage boy named Allen Walker who is cursed with a cross mark on his hand that turns his arm into an enormous weapon, which he uses to hunt down and kill akumas. An akuma, generated by a 1,000-year-old phantom, is implanted into a human's soul during a moment of devastation and despair. The phantom uses the demons to then carry out his goal: destroy all humankind.
Fever Crumb
by Philip Reeve Details
Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley Details
One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Arctic ice caps is rescued by a ship's captain. As he is nursed back to health, Victor Frankenstein recounts his story of ambition, murder, and revenge. As a young scientist Frankenstein pushed moral boundaries in order to create life itself. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and whose life can only lead to tragedy.
Greyfriar
by Clay Griffith Details
In 2020, on a steampunk-style alternate-history Earth, humans have lived near the Equator for 150 years to escape the heat-hating vampire clans of the North, but now humans and vampires are close to a fight to the death and Princess Adele of Equatoria must rely on the mysterious Greyfriar for protection.
Larklight, or, The Revenge of the White Spiders!, or, To Saturn's Rings and Back!: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space
by Phillip Reeve Details
In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.
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Larklight
Leviathan
by Scott Westerfeld Details
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Mainspring
by Jay Lake Details
In a world in which the planets are run by a sophisticated clockwork solar system that connects everyday people to the Creator, a young clockmaker's apprentice is appointed by the Archangel Gabriel to rewind the Earth's Mainspring to prevent a disaster.
Mortal Engines: A Novel
by Phillip Reeve Details
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
Perdido Street Station
by China Mieville Details
In the sprawling gothic city of New Crobuzon, a stranger requests the services of Isaac, an overweight and slightly eccentric scientist. But it is an impossible request -- that of flight -- and in the end Isaac's attempts will only succeed in unleashing a dark force upon the city.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
by Steve Hockensmith Details
When a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry and corpses suddenly spring from the soft earth, only one person can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead in this prequel to "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Soulless
by Gail Carriger Details
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets Jane Austen in this wickedly funny debut novel, which kicks off Carriger's new series set in an alternate 19th-century London that not only knows about vampires and werewolves, but accepts them into the upper tiers of society.
Steamed: A Steampunk Romance
by Katie MacAlister Details
When he and his sister are accidentally transported to a strange time, and into the clutches of an Aerocorps captain named Octavia, computer technician Jack Fletcher finds his life forever changed by this wild and crazy woman.
Sun of Suns
by Karl Schroeder Details
In the first volume of this futuristic adventure series, humans living in the world known as Virga must build their own fusion suns and towns that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity. In this world, a bitter and friendless young man who has been living with pirates, Hayden Griffin, journeys to seek revenge for the deaths of his parents when his home nation of Aerie was conquered.
The Affinity Bridge: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation
by George Mann Details
Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes, agents of Queen Victoria, battle both physical and supernatural enemies of the crown. They are called in to investigate the wreckage of a crashed airship and its missing automaton pilot while dealing with a zombie plague in the slums of the capital and attempting to solve a string of strangulations credited to a mysterious glowing policeman.
The Clockwork Man
by William Jablonsky Details
Ernst, the first man made of clockwork, is hailed as a marvel of late 19th-century automation and gains endless admirers, but when his love for the daughter of his creator is abruptly cut short, his serene existence is shattered. Forlorn, he allows himself to wind down in a willful act of defiant suicide, and he awakens 100 years later to a new world. Attempting to piece together the events, Ernst tries to let go of the tragedy that still haunts him.
The Difference Engine
by William Gibson Details
1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history -- and the future.
The Dream of Perpetual Motion
by Dexter Palmer Details
Imprisoned for life aboard a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis, the greeting-card writer Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His only companions are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the only woman he has ever loved, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father Prospero, the genius and industrial magnate who drove her insane.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
by Gordon Dahlquist Details
It begins with a simple note: Roger Bascombe wishes to inform Celeste Temple that their engagement is forthwith terminated. Celeste is determined to find out why her fianc should have thrown her over so cruelly. She follows him to the forbidding Harschmort manor, where she discovers a conspiracy so terrifying as to be almost beyond belief.
The Horns of Ruin
by Tim Akers Details
When a series of kidnappings and murders makes it clear that someone is trying to dispose of the cult of the long-dead god Morgan, Eva Forge must seek out unexpected allies and unwelcome answers in the city of Ash, all while trying to save the metropolis from an ancient conspiracy.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
by Alan Moore Details
The story is set in a world in which all of the Victorian era's novels actually happened, and a group of the literature's heroes work together, as the so-called league, to fight against the villains from those books.
The Manual of Detection
by Jedediah Berry Details
Charles Unwin is a clerk cataloging the adventures of the legendary sleuth Travis Sivart. One day, Unwin is promoted to the rank of detective and given the case of finding Sivart, who has gone missing. The book takes many a surreal turn, and its setting defies definition. The modes of transportation, communication, dialog, and even fashion are all straight out of steampunk.
The Somnambulist
by Jonathan Barnes Details
A tale set in Victorian London introduces the characters of stage magician and detective Edward Moon and his silent sidekick, whose fiendish plot to re-create the apocalyptic prophecies of Samuel Taylor Coleridge threaten the British Empire.
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells Details
This novel follows the Time Traveller as he hurtles one million years into the future and encounters a world populated by two distinct races, the childlike Eloi and the disgusting Morlocks who prey on the Eloi. It is a major influence on steampunk, with its Victorian setting and technology that didn't exist but is described in enough detail to make it seem real.
Whitechapel Gods
by S.M. Peters Details
In Victorian London, the Whitechapel section is a mechanized, steam-driven hell, cut off and ruled by two mysterious, mechanical gods -- Mama Engine and Grandfather Clock. Some years have passed since the Great Uprising, when humans rose up to fight against the machines, but a few brave veterans of the Uprising have formed their own Resistance-and are gathering for another attack. For now they have a secret weapon that may finally free them -- or kill them all...
Worldshaker
by Richard Harland Details
Sixteen-year-old Col Porpentine is being groomed as the next Commander of Worldshaker, a juggernaut where elite families live on the upper decks while the Filthies toil below, but when he meets Riff, a Filthy girl on the run, he discovers how ignorant he is of his home and its residents.
Updated 10/17/2011
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