FGilman-Rise of Ransom City

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman

4 December 2012 Natassia 1

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman is a book unlike many others. The world created is a steampunk mecca of cleverness and cunning. More importantly, The Rise of Ransom City is a frontier story on the ambition of one man. Judge as you may but this ambition is […]

AMayer-The Falling Machine

The Falling Machine by Andrew P. Mayer

28 November 2012 Natassia 0

As soon as I read the premise of The Falling Machine by Andrew Mayer I was hooked. It was practically made to catch my eye. With steampunk superheroes based in Victorian New York and a protagonist who is tired of what society thinks of her, this book may just be […]

DFreer-Steam Mole

The Steam Mole by David Freer

13 November 2012 Natassia 0

The second novel in Dave Freer’s steampunk series, The Steam Mole, starts off where the first novel, Cuttlefish left off. Since I have not read Cuttlefish, it was an interesting experience to be thrown midway into the character’s development and adventure. Unfortunately, the transition was not an easy one. Tim […]

PCrilley-Lazarus Machine

The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley

23 October 2012 Courtney 0

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started reading The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley, but I honestly did not have high hopes. The description mentioned Professor Moriarty from the wonderful books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I was nervous The Lazarus Machine would just be a steampunk, young adult […]

CSGriffith-Rift Walker

The Rift Walker by Clay & Susan Griffith

28 August 2011 Trish 0

Clay and Susan can really take you on a good ride. The Rift Walker picks up right where The Greyfriar left off, in the steampunk world dominated by the war between Vampires & Humans. Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their […]

MHodder-Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by M. Hodder

16 July 2011 Trish 1

Mesmerism, Fairies, and Zombies, OH MY! Not usually what I think of with a Steampunk story, but somehow Mark Hodder blends all these things into his version of the Arthurian world. It’s done in such a way that it makes sense in the world that’s getting further and further away […]

RAppleton-Mysterious Lady Law

The Mysterious Lady Law by R. Appleton

29 May 2011 Trish 0

Lady Law, a brilliant investigator or a beautiful, arrogant fraud? At first I thought that I couldn’t possibly cheer on such a pompous, arrogant woman, then I realized that she wasn’t going to be a protagonist. Once I realized this (after 3 chapters), I could finally finish The Mysterious Lady […]

AMayer-The Falling Machine

The Falling Machine by A. Mayer

8 May 2011 Jennifer 5

When Jackie first offered me The Falling Machine by Andrew Mayer I really had no idea what to expect. I’d never heard of the book or it’s author, but I’m always willing to try something new. Also, it didn’t hurt that I’ve been having a good streak with steampunk novels. […]

TAkers-Horns of Ruin

The Horns of Ruin by T. Akers

7 May 2011 Jennifer 1

There was a time, not long ago, when I thought that the world of steam punk wasn’t something that was for me. I’m not sure how that started really. Although, I’m sure there was one book somewhere along the line that just didn’t cut the mustard , but every steam punk […]

MHodder-Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by M. Hodder

6 May 2011 Trish 1

When it comes to steampunk and time travel, I gotta say that The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder does it right. Sir Richard Francis Burton–explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne–unsuccessful […]