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Author Topic: A (Relatively Comprehensive) List of Modern Steampunk Novels; help requested  (Read 40239 times)
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 07:59:46 am »

The next update:

170. Barger, Vanessa:

171. Bemis, John Claude:
The Clockwork Dark:
The Nine-Pound Hammer
The Wolf Tree
The White City

172. Colfer, Eoin:

173. Cummins, Ren:
Chronicles of Aesirium:
Reaper’s Return
The Morrow Stone
The City of the Dead
Reaper’s Flight
Into the Blink
The Crook and the Blade
Tales of Aesirium:  A Chronicles of Aesirium Companion

174. DeLuca, Alison:
The Crown Phoenix:
Night Watchman Express
The Devil’s Kitchen
Lamplighter’s Special
The South Sea Bubble

175. Exley, A.W.:
Obsidian Eyes

176. Exley, A.W.:
Artifact Hunters:
Nefertiti’s Heart
Hatshepsut’s Collar
Nero’s Fiddle

177. Hessey, Jack:
Steam Queen

178. Johnson, Brooke:
Chroniker City:
The Clockwork Giant
Le Theatre Mecanique

179. Kee, Martin:
A Latent Dark

180. Mead, Linsay:
The Hunter Legends:
The Beast

181. Metrov, D.A.:
Falcon Lord:
The Lost Isle of Perpetua
Escape from the Skookumchuck

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 07:00:08 pm »

The next next update:

182. Cameron, Sharon:
The Dark Unwinding:
The Dark Unwinding
A Spark Unseen

183. Gow, Kailin:
Steampunk Scarlett:
Supernatural Devices
Immortal Devices
Ethereal Devices
Clockwork Devices
Royal Devices

184. Lazear, Suzanne:
The Æther Chronicles:
Innocent Darkness
Charmed Vengeance
Fragile Destiny

185. Miéville, China:

186. Oppel, Kenneth:
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein:
This Dark Endeavor
Such Wicked Intent

187. Palma, Félix:
Trilogía Victoriana:
The Map of Time
The Map of the Sky

188. Richards, Justin:
The Department of Unclassified Artefacts:
The Death Collector
The Parliament of Blood
The Chamber of Shadows

189. St. Martin, Rob:
Princess Smith and the Clockwork Knight

190. St. Martin, Rob:
Sunset Val:
Sunset Val
Sunset Val Flies Again
Sunset Val’s Hat Trick
Sunset Val’s Final Boarding

191. Wells, Martha:
Emilie and the Hollow World
Emilie and the Sky World

This brings our total--so far--to 507 individual novels/novellas.

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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 10:06:50 pm »

A quick(ish) question before I proceed:

I'm encountering a lot of anime and manga being touted as Steampunk, but I'm a bit fuzzy on their bona fides. This becomes a relevant question for this list as well as the one I'm compiling for graphic novels, because a great many of the anime and/or manga have been published as what the Japanese refer to as "light novels" (what we call "young adult" novels--despite the fact that some of them are superior to supposedly "grown up" novels). As I'm making no distinction between YA and non-YA books in this compilation, if they qualify, I'll need to include the relevant light novels.

I've no problem whatsoever including the Fullmetal Alchemist series, since it exists in what I consider to be a very steampunk world (and they treat the woo-woo stuff as science). I've tentatively included the Trigun series as I've read it described as a sort of Weird West tale (although with what little I've seen of the Anime, I can see no traces of Steampunkery). The Legend of Korra, on the other hand, along with its parent series Avatar, have appeared on some Steampunk lists, and I can't see why--yet. Apart from one character, I'm not certain Samurai 7 belongs on the list, either. Read or Die and its sequel series Read or Dream also has, to my mind, questionable Steampunk credentials.

So, before I go about adding light novels from these series to the list (and before I present the graphic novels list to the forum), I would really appreciate some feedback on whether or not any of these mangas belong on a Steampunk list.

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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 04:00:40 pm »

So, I'm away for a couple of days, thinking I've given people enough time to give me some feedback on the question in my previous post, but, nada.

Do I need to ask that question on a different thread?

Well, anyway, here's the...

...Nextier update:

192. Baxter, Stephen:
The Time Ships
Officially licensed sequel to The War of the Worlds.

193. Dennard, Susan:
Something Strange and Deadly:
Something Strange and Deadly
A Darkness Strange and Lovely
Strange and Ever After

194. Haggard, H. Rider:
Great Illustrated Classics:
King Solomon’s Mines (adapted by Kelly, Jack, illustrations by Marcos, Pablo)
Series of illustrated novels adapted for young readers.

195. Jolley, Tyler & Ficklin, Sherry D.:
The Lost Imperials:
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

196. Kristoff, Jay:
The Lotus War:
Praying for Rain
The Last Stormdancer
The Little Stormdancer

197. Lackey, Mercedes & Edghill, Rosemary:
Dead Reckoning

198. London, Clive:
Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device

199. Mignola, Mike:
Joe Golem and the Drowning City

200. Priest, Christopher:
The Space Machine
Pastiche of The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine.

201. Rushton, William:
W.G. Grace’s Last Case
Pastiche involving the second invasion of Wells’ Martians.

202. Shelly, Mary:
Great Illustrated Classics:
Frankenstein (adapted by Vogel, Malvina G., illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio)
Series of illustrated novels adapted for young readers.

203. Smith, George H.:
The Second War of the Worlds

204. Stevenson, Robert Louis:
Great Illustrated Classics:
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (adapted by Yamamoto, Mitsu, illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio)
Series of illustrated novels adapted for young readers.

205. Taylor, Kassy:
Ashes of Twilight
Shadows of Glass
Remnants of Tomorrow

206. Trent, Tiffany:
The Unnaturalists:
The Unnaturalists
A Stranger in the Garden
The Tinker King

207. Verne, Jules:
Great Illustrated Classics:
Around the World in Eighty Days (adapted by Leighton, Marion, illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (adapted by Schwach, Howard J., illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (adapted by Vogel, Malvina G., illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio)
Series of illustrated novels adapted for young readers.

208. Wells, H.G.:
Great Illustrated Classics:
The Invisible Man (adapted by Vogel, Malvina G., illustrations by Marcos, Pablo)
The Time Machine (adapted by Bogart, Shirley, illustrations by Lynch, Brendan)
The War of the Worlds (adapted by Vogel, Malvina G., illustrations by Lynch, Brendan)
Series of illustrated novels adapted for young readers.
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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2014, 12:40:07 pm »

Even nextier update:

NOTE:  I'm moving Christopher Beats' The Magnocracy series (two books) from this list to the one for e-publishing. The numbering on the master list has been adjusted accordingly.
Additionally, I've decided I'm going to give responses to my pleas for clarification on the manga titles until the end of this month. If no one has provided any input by then, I'm going to go with my gut and cull accordingly.

The new titles for the list are:

208. Bush, Emilie P.: 
Her Majesty’s Explorer:  A Steampunk Bedtime Story (w/Petty, William Kevin, illustrator)
With “Bonus Steamduck Poem”!
This is a children's story book, but as it doesn't fit neatly into any of the other list categories, I've opted to include it with the novels. Again, I'm open to debate.

209. Koehler, K.H.:
The Mrs. McGillicuddy Mysteries:
A Clockwork Vampire
A Werewolf in Time
The Clockwork Companion:  Your Key to the Mrs. McGillicuddy World

This series continues as e-books.

210. Pearl, Matthew:
The Technologists:
The Technologists
This series continues as e-books.

211. Weis, Margaret & Krammes, Robert:
The Dragon Brigade:
Shadow Raiders
Storm Riders

I am really gritting my teeth including this series--as I have quite a few others on this list--but absent input from the Brass Goggles community I can't exclude any of them...yet.

212. Wells, H.G. & Brown, Eric S.:
Blood Enriched Classics:
The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts, and Zombies

Oh, and I just found (and deleted) a duplication: Kassy Taylor's Ashes trilogy, so the numbering when I post next will be out-of-whack...again. (I have got to stop compiling these lists instead of sleeping...)
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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2014, 12:52:08 am »

I'm working on the graphic novels list and the collections list simultaneously (just because I'm coming across the titles for both in the same searches), and I keep finding more for this list I missed the first go 'round...

210. Ross, Nicole:
(series name?)
Fornax Rising
The Fall of Melnax

211. Marlowe, Paul:
The Wellborn Conspiracy:
Knights of the Sea

Remember:  you can help make this a better list. Is there a title that should be on here? Is there a title on here that shouldn't be? Either way, let me know. Also, the commentary period for the manga titles I mentioned earlier ends Monday, March 31 (at midnight, CST); anything coming in later than that I'll assume is an April Fool's gag! And remember you can PM me if you're not comfortable communicating through this thread.
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2014, 11:43:19 am »

Alrighty, then...

I stayed away for a few days to let the April Foolishness die down, and now, absent any further input on the topic, I've eliminated Trigun, Read or Die, Read or Dream, and Samurai 7 from the graphic novels list, and will therefore not be adding their accompanying light novels to this list.

One correction has been brought to my attention:  The James Blaylock novel I'd listed as The Pagan God has finally been released, but the title is now The Adventure of the Ring of Stones. Correct your copies of the list accordingly.

We're adding the following:

212. Alpin, Maeve:
(series name?)
As Timeless as Stone
As Timeless as Magic

213. Kilworth, Garry:
Welkin Weasels:
Gaslight Geezers
Vampire Voles
Heastward, Ho!

As the series name implies, this is a children's series.

That's it for now, but please keep the commentary coming!

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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2014, 05:26:12 am »

I've been asked by a poster on another thread if I was interested in including theater scripts.

To which my jaw dropped, because (a) I'd never considered it and (b) I didn't know there were such things.

(Okay, I knew scripts existed, I just didn't know any Steampunk scripts existed.)

The poster drew my attention to two scripts in the same series located at . I haven't made the time to look at them yet, but if they're Steampunk, they should be included...somewhere.

Now, since the scripts apparently only exist (currently) online, should they be included on the list for e-books? Or, do scripts more properly belong on a completely new list, one for entertainment? I'm leaning towards the latter, but I'm throwing it open for discussion.

Here's a portion of my original reply to the poster:
Whew...I hadn't even considered play scripts...I'm nearly in over my head as it is.

The current tallies for each category are:
Books, Traditionally Published:  550
Books, E-Published:  29 (just started on this list not too long ago)
Books, Anthologies:  14 (ditto)
Graphic Novels and Web Comics:  280 (ditto ditto)

I'm far from finished on the graphic novels list, I'm way behind on anthologies and e-books, and the list for "normal" books just keeps growing. If the play only exists online, I might think about including it on the e-published list, although I think it would properly belong on a list of Steampunk entertainment. Which, I suppose, if I haven't been carted away by the nice chaps in the white coats after "finishing" the current lists, I might think about beginning (after a loooong tropical vacation with intravenous margaritas).

I should note that between posting that reply and this one, the list for traditionally published books grew by one. Yep, that quick.

I'm of the mind I should finish the original lists first, sticking to my guns for what should be included in them, and then beginning a new list which would include these plays. Or, should I take the easy way out and slip the plays in on the e-books list? Should scripts be considered in the same category as books, or do they belong in a different, and possibly more appropriate venue?

Please let me know your thoughts, and remember, you can PM me if you don't want to discuss it openly on the thread.
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« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2014, 01:39:47 am »

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, this one's going to be a lengthy update, so I'm probably going to break it up into separate posts...

First up, some corrections and updates:

Under the initial entry for Felix Gilman's works, I did not have a series name, and some titles that I'd listed belong to another series entirely. So, Thunderer and Gears of the City move to a separate entry for the series Thunderer. The series that includes the works The Half-Made World, The Rise of Ransom City, and Lightbringers and Rainmakers belong to the series The Half-Made World. This still leaves the title The Revolutions as an orphan, unless it belongs to one of the two series listed above.

For The Lost Imperials, after finally seeing a copy of the book's cover I realized I had the order of the authors' names reversed, so the correct order is Ficklin, Sherry D. & Jolley, Tyler.

The Ian R. MacLeod series that includes the books The Light Ages and The House of Storms is called The Æther Universe.

We need to add a new title to George Mann's Newberry & Hobbes series, The Revenant Express.

This concludes the corrections/additions for now. As the next bit addresses a different subject/question...
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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2014, 01:48:17 am » will be a separate post.

Remember how I said I'm including the "light novel" (our YA) versions of mangas? Well, I hit a snag on one of them.

For Kia Asamiya's light novel versions of Steam Detectives, I can see that two light novels were published, between 2000-2001. However, with that taunting morsel the trail goes cold.

Does anyone have any information on these two books? I'm not trying to find copies for purchase, but I'd like to be able to add their titles to the list so that those interested can seek them out. It's possible they weren't published in English, but even if that is the case I'd include the books with their original Japanese titles just to be complete.

And while I was searching for those two books...
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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2014, 02:05:29 am »

...I found a completely unrelated set of books under the series name Steam Detective.

The author is Andrew Martin, and the series is called Jim Stringer, Steam Detective. I have also seen some books calling the series Jim Stringer, Railway Detective, which seems to be a more honest moniker for the books.

From what I can gather, these are decidedly non-Steampunk detective stories set on the British rails, although the covers and the Steam Detective name are clearly targeted to Steampunks. To my knowledge, while taking place against the backdrop of 1900's British steam rail, these detective stories are not otherwise Steampunk, in other words, not science fiction. My concern with including them would be that I would feel obligated to include other detective works that are not Steampunk but take place against a steam background, such as Christi's Murder on the Orient Express (steam rail) and Death on the Nile (steam boat), and honestly, those do not belong on this list as, again, there's no science fiction.

So, thoughts?

Now, I will say the descriptions seem interesting, and I'll probably seek out the series to check out their merits as detective fiction. And, if you are like-minded, here are the titles I found:
The Necropolis Railway
The Blackpool Highflyer
The Lost Luggage Porter
Murder at Deviation Junction
Death on a Branch Line
The Last Train to Scarborough
The Somme Stations
The Baghdad Railway Club
Night Train to Jalampur

If any of you have read them, and they are science fiction, let me know. Or, if you have other reasons for including them on this list, let me know. Otherwise...
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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2014, 02:39:39 am »

...we'll get started on the additions.

(Deeeeeeeeep breath.)

216. Aguirre, A.A.:
Apparatus Infernum:
Bronze Gods
Silver Mirrors

217. Anderson, Jason G.:
Gears of Wonderland

I am skipping #218 for a separate entry further down.

219. Archer, Zoe:
The Blades of the Rose:
The only Steampunk book in the series.

220. Baker, Kage:
The Company:
Sky Coyote
Not Less than Gods
Nell Gwynne’s on Land and at Sea
The Women of Nell Gwynne’s

The only Steampunk books in the series.

221. Barnes, Jonathan:
The Domino Men:
The Somnambulist
The only Steampunk book in the series.
I went back-and-forth on this one, but ultimately included it because Mad Science is integral to the plot, although it takes a long time to reveal itself as such. Not recommended, but I'm including it for the sake of being thorough.

222. Barnett, David:
Gideon Smith:
Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl
Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon
Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper

223. Blackwood, Heather:
Hounds of Autumn

224. Buckell, Tobias:
Crystal Rain
The only Steampunk book in the series.

225. Buroker, Lindsay:

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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2014, 02:53:36 am »

226. Calbraith, James:
The Year of the Dragon:
The Shadow of Black Wings
The Warrior’s Soul
The Islands in the Mist
The Rising Tide
The Chrysanthemum Seal

227. Craske, Darren:
The Cornelius Quaint Chronicles:
The Equivoque Principle
The Eleventh Plague
The Lazarus Curse
The Romulus Equation
The Monarch Key

Is this a Steampunk series or not? It’s hard to tell from the descriptions I’ve read.

228. Cunningham, J.:
Clockwork Skies:
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

229. d’Abo, Christine:
The Shadow Guild:
Gilded Hearts
Quicksilver Soul

230. Dakin, Glenn:
Candle Man:
The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance
The Society of Dread

231. Dalton, D.:

232. Dawson, Delilah S.:
Wicked as They Come
The Mysterious Madame Morpho
The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance
Wicked as She Wants
The Damsel and the Daggerman
Wicked After Midnight

233. Fairview, Monica:
Steampunk Darcy

234. Foxe, Margaret:
The Elders and Welders Chronicles:
Prince of Hearts
A Dark Heart
Thief of Hearts

235. Garlick, Jacqueline E.:
The Illumination Paradox:
Only book in the series I’m aware of.
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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2014, 03:09:44 am »

236. Gleason, Colleen:
Stoker & Holmes:
The Clockwork Scarab
The Spiritglass Charade

237. Guinan, Paul & Bennett, Anina:
Boilerplate:  History’s Mechanical Marvel
Fiction written as a history; with copious illustrations.

238. Hoare, Christopher:
Steam and Stratagem

239. Hunter, R.S.:
The Tethys Chronicles:
The Exile’s Violin
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

240. Kohout, Chris:
Fate of Nations:
Einstein Must Die!
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

241. Lee, Melissa Turner & Creeden, Pauline:
Armored Hearts:
Winter Fae
Armored Hearts

242. Lowachee, Karin:
Middle Light:
The Gaslight Dogs
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

243. Madison, Kate:
The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore

244. Mann, George:
Sherlock Holmes:  The Will of the Dead

245. McIntyre, Katherine:
An Airship Named Desire
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« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2014, 03:20:37 am »

246. Nance, Lara:
The Airship Adventure Chronicles:
Revenge of the Mad Scientist
Rescue from the Baron
Attack of the Automatons

247. Nantus, Sheryl:
Wild Cards and Iron Horses

248. Payton, T. Aaron:
The Constantine Affliction

249. Pitt, Darrell:
The Steampunk Detective

250. Rosen, Lev A.C.:
All Men of Genius

251. Sedgwick, Jamie:
The Tinkerer’s Daughter:
The Tinkerer’s Daughter
Tinker’s War
Blood and Steam

252. Sedgwick, Jamie:
Aboard the Great Iron Horse:
The Clockwork God
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

253. Stone, Jillian:
Paranormal Investigator:
The Seduction of Phaeton Black
The Moonstone and Miss Jones
The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter

This is another one of those I'm gritting my teeth to include, but as I haven't read any of them, I have to include them until someone can tell me they're not Steampunk.

254. Taylor, Calista:
Devil on a Sparrow’s Wing

255. Valentine, Genevieve:
Mechanique:  A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

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« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2014, 03:27:59 am »

256. Viehl, Lynn:
Disenchanted & Co.:
Her Ladyship’s Curse
His Lordship Possessed
Disenchanted & Co.
The Clockwork Wolf

257. Willis, Connie:
Oxford Time Travel:
To Say Nothing of the Dog, or, How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last
The only Steampunk book in the series.

258. wol-vriey:
Alice’s Adventures in Steamland:  The Clockwork Goddess

259. Inoue, Makoto:
Fullmetal Alchemist:
(see also, Eishima, Jun)
The Land of Sand
The Abducted Alchemist
The Valley of White Petals
Under the Faraway Sky
The Ties That Bind
A New Beginning
Daughter of the Dusk
Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel

Light novels (YA).

260. Eishima, Jun:
Fullmetal Alchemist:
(see also, Inoue, Makoto)
Curse of the Crimson Elixir
The Girl Who Succeeds God

Light novels (YA).
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« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2014, 03:48:23 am »

Okay, and now to backtrack to:

The Tom Swift series.

I had initially left these off the list because I considered both the time period and the technology to be inappropriate for inclusion on this list. However, after suggestions made by a couple of commenters (one of whom was able to direct me to a source for further research), I am tentatively including the following works from the series. I selected these based on descriptions of the books found at .

While the level of technology is definitely post-steam, I'm acquiescing based on either the technology or the adventure itself corresponding to Steampunk themes (in the same way we tend to accept Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot series as Steampunk, despite the technology being clearly deisel-based). Otherwise, I would classify this series as being deisel- or electric-punk, with a more accurate description putting this series in the genre of pulp adventure. So, consider yourself forewarned with this caveat, and include or exclude these books on your copy of the list as you see fit.

One last note:  The "author" of this series is Victor Appleton. This is a “house” name; the character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, with the tales ghostwritten by various authors from outlines by Stratemeyer and others from his publishing group. Strictly by coincidence, all the works selected for this list were ghost-written by the same person, Howard Garis.

218. Appleton, Victor:
Tom Swift:
Tom Swift and His Airship, or, The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message, or, The Castaways of Earthquake Island
Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle, or, Daring Adventures on Elephant Island
Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground
Tom Swift in Captivity, or, A Daring Escape by Airship
Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera, or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures
Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight, or, On the Border for Uncle Sam
Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone, or, The Picture That Saved a Fortune
Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or, The Naval Terror of the Seas
Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel, or, The Hidden City of the Andes
Tom Swift in the Land of the Wonders, or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold
Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic
Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible, or, Adventures Over the Forest of Fire

And with that, the current number of individual works on this list comes to a total of 655.
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« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2014, 04:33:44 am »

I'll take this opportunity to give you status reports for some of the other lists, and ask some very specific questions.

Although I'm nowhere near finished with the first pass, at 131 author/creator entries (with 281 individual works) I'm likely to go ahead and begin posting the graphic novels/online comics list in the near future. Just to get a leg up, as it were.
If you have recommendations for this list, please get them to me sooner rather than later.

I'm only up to 19 author entries (with 64 individual works) for the e-published books, so I'll wait a bit to begin posting that list.
If you know of any e-works, either e-books or works existing strictly on a website, please let me know.

I'm at 35 editor entries for the anthologies, so, again, I'm going to attack that one a bit more before posting.
I am especially interested in hearing from the Brass Goggles community regarding online anthologies, such as the stories produced by the Asylum weekend.

I have tentatively begun the non-fiction list. This will include histories, works by makers, commentaries, etc. Where I need help initially are recommendations on things such as histories, specifically the single best volume on a topic. If the list included every history of the Victorian era, it would grow larger than the novels list (currently 655 books) very quickly. If you had to recommend just one book about Victorian colonialism, what would it be? For example, I'm already including Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor (generally considered the definitive work on the topic) and Evans & Skinner's The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion (because as a primary source it consists exclusively of all available case files, with no commentary, theories, or guesses as to the killer's identity). Autobiographies are likely of less value than modern biographies. What else should I be looking for for this list?

As with the traditionally published novels list, these other lists will only be as strong as the recommendations, comments, and suggestions that YOU make. This current list is only possible because of your input; let's make the others as strong as possible as well.

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« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2014, 09:42:45 am »

Once more into the breach...

We begin (again) with corrections/additions, et cetera, so forth, yada yada...
First I confess to the inexcusable mis-titling of a series:  Ballantine and Morris' series which includes Phoenix Rising, The Janus Affair, and Dawn's Early Light is called The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, not The Ministry of Unusual Occurrences. I would blame myself, but, as this series appeared in the very first posts of this list, and I have continually requested the help of the Brass Goggles community, you get to share the blame. So. Shame, shame!
(Pay no attention to the man typing behind the curtain.)

Rather than listing it as a standalone, I'm taking the liberty of calling Bush and Petty's children's series Steamduck, whether that is the title they were giving it or not. Why? Because we're adding a book to Her Majesty’s Explorer:  A Steampunk Bedtime Story, the new Steamduck Learns to FLY!

To Hodder's Burton & Swinburne series we are adding The Return of the Discontinued Man.

And now, on to the Main Event:
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« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2014, 10:07:03 am »

261. Alexander, Claudia:
A Clockwork Lime:  How the World Got Stuck with Lime-Repellant Mucus 500 Million Years Ago, or, The Strange Tale of the Original Carbon Problem
Not sure if this is Steampunk, or “regular” science fiction.

262. Ash, C.B.:
Tales from the Brass Griffin:
Red Lightning
A Children’s Tale
Dead Air
Bloody Business
Dead Men’s Tales

263. Cutter, Leah:
Clockwork Kingdom

264. Elliott, Kate:
Cold Magic
Cold Fire
Cold Iron
The Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi Barahal

265. Erdelac, Michael C.:
Merkabah Rider:
Once Upon a Time in the Weird West
The 4th installment in the series, the previous three were collections of inter-related short stories. This volume breaks with that tradition and contains a single, novel-length tale. (The previous three installments will be listed on the anthologies/collections list, still to be posted.)

266. French, Katina “Kat”:
The Clockwork Republic:
Blowhard:  A Steampunk Fairy Tale
Big Teeth:  A Steampunk Fairy Tale
Mirrors and Magic:  A Steampunk Fairy Tale

267. Frost, Mark:
The List of Seven:
The List of Seven
The Six Messiahs

268. Hodder, Mark:
A Red Sun Also Rises

269. Hopper, Christopher:
Inventors’ World:
The Sky Riders
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

270. Howard, Jonathan L.:
Johannes Cabal:
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
Johannes Cabal the Detective
The Fear Institute
The Brothers Cabal
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271. King, Austin & Keeton, B.J.:
Nimbus:  A Steampunk Novel
Omnibus edition containing all the previously (e-) released chapters.

272. Lyon, Sophronia Belle:
The Alexander Legacy:
A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist:  A Steampunk Literary Tribute Adventure
The Pinocchio Factor:   A Steampunk Literary Tribute Adventure

273. Musgrave, Jim:
Pat O’Malley Steampunk Mysteries:
Disappearance at Mount Sinai
Jane the Grabber
Steam City Pirates

274. Nichols, Brent:
Gears of a Mad God:  Steampunk Lovecraft Adventures:
Gears of a Mad God
Dark Island
Hell’s Gate
The Airship War
Assault on Villamar

275. Reyer, Julianne:
Alice’s Steamy Wonderland

276. Sarao, Sheatiel & Vrosh, Cody:
The Irrelevant Redemption:  A Steampunk Fairytale

277. Shelly, Mary, w/Basic, Zdenko & Sumberac, Manuel (illustrators):
Steampunk:  Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein
Shelly’s novel with Steampunk illustrations.

278. Shelly, Mary, w/Wrightson, Bernie (illustrator):
Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein
Unabridged novel with 47 full-page illustrations by the renowned artist.

279. Stone, Sibelle:
Brides of Jubliee:
Prudence and the Professor
Only book in the series I’m aware of.

280. Stuart, S.D.:
Steampunk Oz:
Forgotten Girl
The Legacy’s World
Emerald Shadow
The Future’s Destiny
The Dangerous Captive
Missing Legacy
Shadow of History
The Edge of the Hunter
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281. Swanwick, Michael:
Jack Faust

282. Tarbet, Scott E.:
A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk

283. Teague, Gypsey:
Victoria X:  Tales of an Aireship

284. Wheeler, Tom:
The Arcanum

285. White, John R.:
Tales of the Airship Neverland:
Tales of the Airship Neverland:  A Steampunk Fairy Tale
Fairy Dust Never Rusts
Captain Hook and the Pirates of Mars
Dust and Ash
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« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2014, 11:06:09 am »

This brings our current total of individual works to 712.

I still need the titles for Kia Asamiya's two Steam Detectives light novels.

I still need recommendations for stories, novels, etc. that only appear either as e-books or online. The stories members of the Brass Goggles community have posted to the Textual thread are too spread out and too disconnected (from themselves) for my sanity, so if you know of a BG member who has stories on a website out there, please let me know.

I still need recommendations for graphic novels, online comics, and anthologies/collections, whether in print or as e-books or online.

Now, to conclude this update, I will inform you that, while I've gritted my teeth and included things that appear to be either principally fantasy (fairy tales, etc.), erotica (of a variety of predilections, although not, to my knowledge, outright porn), and a wide array of other "Steampunk" titles that look for all the world like they only have some gears glued on them, I have discovered the line I will not cross.

I was typing away like the good little automaton I am, and I had to go back and look at a title that was almost included on the e-publishing list. I won't divulge the title, but it and the cover clearly marked this tale as Steampunk (whether it actually is or not is irrelevant), so it was taking its place amongst the other e-book stories, and like several others that only exist as an e-book, the listing proudly proclaimed it to be a work of erotica. So far, no problems. What drew my eye, however, was a portion of the subtitle:  ...A Tale of...Reluctant Sex. I puzzled for a bit over the phrasing of that subtitle, initially unsure why it was ringing my bells. Then it hit me...they were talking about rape fantasies.

I have friends of a variety of stripes, religions, proclivities, politics, what-have-you, so I don't normally condemn parts of people's personal lives that don't necessarily float my own boat, as it were. However, in this era where "date rape" is a thing, and the fact that an alarming percentage of rapes are perpetrated by people known to the victim, this title, and any more I come across of similar ilk, will not be included on any of the lists I'm compiling. If any readers of this thread lean that way, you're welcome to seek out such titles for yourself; however I will not be knowingly complicit of promoting a genre of literature that may be perceived as condoning or promoting a sex crime.

So. As you were.

(Exeunt soap box.)
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« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2014, 11:07:00 am »

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« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2014, 09:46:19 pm »

Maybe you've hit them all? I saw a title somewhere called 'brass and bone' but didn't get the author's name. Not sure if it's Steampunk or not. Appreciate this list, btw.
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