A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder

A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder

A Red Sun Also Rises is a pleasantly original steampunk book by Mark Hodder. Hodder diverged from the now growing Burton and Swineburn Series to write the at times bizarre but interesting A Red Sun Also Rise. Its called a A Red Sun Also Rises because a red sun also...
A review Escapement by Jay Lake

A review Escapement by Jay Lake

Escapement follows three separate but intertwining story-lines of Paulina (a village girl with great powers), AL- Wazir (a british aerostat officer) and Childress (a librarian turned secret order diplomat). They make their way either by foot, airship or by boat across...

Review of Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station was the first in China Mieville’s Bas Lag series and the start of what has been coined the “new weird”. Its gritty, dark and imaginative but what is most interesting is its complex story. This book must be read more than once....
Four Overused Steampunk Cliches

Four Overused Steampunk Cliches

4. The Airship The airship journey in a steampunk novel is almost always pointless and generally brings the story to a crawl. Its just that blimps/aerostats/airships are slow moving balloons and don’t do all that much for the imagination. It just feels like an...

What is a Steampunk Book?

Steam Punk is genre of Science Fiction that has been developed over the last thirty years. The cookie Cutter definition of Steampunk is that of a story set in Victorian England where there is advanced steam powered technology. This however do just to the rich fantasy...

Jack Cloudie by Stephen Hunt

The Kingdom of Jackals’ Aerostat Navy’s Arial Monopoly is in Jeopardy! Jack Cloudie the fifth of Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian steampunk novels follows the stories of two would be heros Jack Keats and Omar Ibn Barir. Jack is a lowly street thief turned...

Top 5 Overrated Steampunk Works

Soulless Gail Carriger This is by no means a bad book but it often rated on websites as the best steampunk book of all, which it is not. The best quality of the book is that its female main character is a written as a real women who wants to be a women and not the...

Top Ten Steampunk Books

Top Three Dominated by China Mieville’s Bas Lag Series   The Scar – China Mieville The Scar is best steam punk novel. It expands brilliantly upon the world of Bas Lag born out of Perdido Street Station. The reader is brought to Armada, a floating city...