Pushy needs YOUR help….

Posted 9 February, 2011 by Danny in / 43 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Ever since Cutie posted her awesome WoW post that introduced me to a whole new genre of fiction, Steampunk, I’ve been toying with the idea of checking it out for myself.

Then I went to see Scott Westerfeld (on Cutie’s behalf) and found more about this genre that has such ardent fans and I thought, “I really should check one of these books out!” And still I hesitated.

Would I like it?

What if I picked one and it didn’t do it for me?
Only because it wasn’t the best intro into Steampunk.

Then it occurred to me:

I’M PART OF A BOOK COMMUNITY!!!!

So, I’m asking you guys for some help. That’s right…

to help me pick my

VERY
FIRST
STEAMPUNK
NOVEL!!

So please help me out. Leave me a recommendation in the comments and I’ll be back later in the month to share which Steampunk book I read and how I liked it.

Thanks so much in advance!!!!!!!

Now go and get lost…in a book!

Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
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43 Responses to “Pushy needs YOUR help….”

  1. Oh I'm very curious to read all the answers and rec's since I too have not so much clue about this genre!

    I think the only books that pop out in my mind is Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1)
    by Gail Carriger which I heart should be absolutely amazing, but I haven't read those books yet.
    But, as far as I know this could classify as a Steampunk novel.
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  2. Clockwork Angel by C.Clare is steampunk too. 🙂 So far, that's the only "steampunk" book I have read. I haven't started on Westerfeld's Leviathan, though I also heard it's goood. 😀

  3. AHfromGoodreads

    One of the best steampunk novels I have read this year is The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. It's quite fun to read. I found that it was a little confusing at first because it is an alternate history. The author does have explanations on her website, so once I read that, I was good to go.

    Soulless – The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger is really good. Avoid reading the descriptions of the 2nd and 3rd novel because they are spoilers.

    Phillip Reeve's Fever Crumb is a good Young Adult steampunk. I found this one very original and the heroine was wonderful.

    I did enjoy Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, but it has been getting mixed reviews and either people love it or hate it.

    Good luck and looking forward to your reviews.

  4. Boneshaker was amazing and one of my favorite reads last year. As was The Native Star by M.K. Hobson. Gail Carriger's series seems to be about the most popular, so it's a pretty safe bet as well. I loved that series, but the others I named first I actually liked more.
    I love Steampunk and did a full month of it in November!
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  5. Darkfallen

    Ok so I'm feeling alittle dum da da dumb right about now but I have NO ideal what Steampunk is! This makes me a sad panda so I am going to have to do something to fix it. Which brings me to this…
    Pushy pick out any steampunk book and I'll read it with you! The challenge for me is this: I can't read ANYTHING about the book before hand. Since I have no idea what this genre is why not go into the book as blindly as the genre?

    Let me know what you think;) It could be fun! http://goodreads.com/darkfallen
    or email @
    kaycee_robert@charter.net

  6. Annette

    I haven't read this genre extensively, but I give a hearty thumbs up to Westerfeld – Leviathan! Good luck choosing!

  7. My only experience with the genre was Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. It was so fantastic that I would recommend it to someone looking for any genre. FYI, it's not necessary to have read The Mortal Instruments first if you haven't.

  8. hrose2931

    Pushy- I just started The Greyfriar Vampire Empire and it's Steampunk!!! It's good so far, has romance and steampunk and history altered of course, and a strong female lead! It's good so far! Give that one a try!

    Heather

  9. The Leviathan triliogy is awesome (and there's really interesting pictures!) Phillip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles, and Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, all reallly good. Personally, I couldn't get past the first couple pages of Boneshaker.

  10. Liz

    Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan is fantastic. The writing and the illustrations are beautiful. Also Cassie Clare's Clockwork Angel. She's just all around awesome

  11. You absolutely must read Larklight by Philip Reeve. The illustrations are awesome, and the proper British family, living in a crumbling mansion on a desolate low-gravity asteroid on the far reaches of the British empire… it's not to be missed!
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