(urth) Steampunk books
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Mon Jun 16 19:07:25 PDT 2008
The first written "steampunk" I came across was "The Difference Engine" by Gibson and Sterling.
Around the same time, I was running a SF-RPG called "Space: 1889". Mars had canals, heck there were "men" IN the Moon, various nations were trying to conquer space...
There's even a "steampunk comic":
I'm in love with Agatha!
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--- On Tue, 5/13/08, Kerry Benton <k.benton at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Kerry Benton <k.benton at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Steampunk books
To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 2:17 PM
It's basically a sort of homage to Jules Verne, et al in my mind.
Steampunk fiction tends to anachronisms featuring steam power,
clockwork, and other Victorian-era technology (and frequently societal
elements) providing the impetus for machines and devices that are
firmly in the realm of science fiction (giant walking weapons
platforms, for example, as in the anime Steamboy).
That's my quick 2 cent synopsis, anyway ;)
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Chris Laybourn
<laybournchris at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, I'm a little new. Can someone fill me in on
> > Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 13:30:24 -0400
> > From: k.benton at gmail.com
> > To: urth at lists.urth.net
> > CC: urth at urth.net
> > Subject: Re: (urth) Steampunk books
> > I'll second the rec. for MAINSPRING. I'm not a steampunk
> > by any stretch, but I quite enjoyed Lake's style and unexpectedly
> > twisting story. Quite cool.
> > -k
> > On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Nicholas Gevers
<vermoulian at yahoo.com>
> > > In addition to the VanderMeer Steampunk reprint
> > > anthology already mentioned in the current discussion,
> > > I myself have an original steampunk anthology coming
> > > out from Solaris in October: EXTRAORDINARY ENGINES.
> > > All new stories from Kage Baker, Keith Brooke, Jeffrey
> > > Ford, James Morrow, Ian R. MacLeod, Robert Reed, Jay
> > > Lake, Adam Roberts, Marly Youmans, Jeff VanderMeer,
> > > Margo Lanagan, and James Lovegrove.
> > >
> > > For Wolfe fans, I'd recommend Jay Lake's steampunk
> > > novel MAINSPRING--he's a big Wolfe admirer, and there
> > > are certainly Wolfean echoes in the book.
> > >
> > > Another steampunk epic worth reading is Brian
> > > Stableford's Werewolves of London trilogy--lots of
> > > metaphysics.
> > >
> > > --Nick Gevers.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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