Earlier this week we provided a list of some of the best Steampunk titles available in OverDrive Marketplace. Let’s dive back into the world of ‘gas-lamp fantasy’ with some more great Steampunk for both YA lovers and adult readers alike!
For Juvenile/Young Adult Steampunkers
Leviathan, Leviathan Series, Book 1 (Scott Westerfeld) Audiobook. At the beginning of WWI, the living airship Leviathan takes to the skies with Alek Ferdinand and Deryn Sharp on a fantastical voyage. Awards: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and Best Books for Young Adults
The Hunchback Assignments Series, Book 1 (Arthur Slade) eBook. In Victorian London, mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child from a traveling freak show that has the amazing ability to transform his appearance. Award: Best Fiction for Young Adults.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick) Audiobook. Hugo is an orphan, clock keeper and a thief. He lives in a busy Paris train station where he becomes involved in a mystery along with a young girl and an old man. Awards:National Book Award Finalist and Notable Children’sRecordings
For Adult Steampunkers:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Vern-The 1st Steampunker) eBook. Verne’s classic story tells the tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, who endure the journey from New York City to the depths below in search of a menacing sea monster.
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker Series, Book 1 (Leanna Renee Hieber) audiobook. The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London’s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world. Award: PRISM Award for Best Fantasy and Best FirstBook.
Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Trish Telep) eBook. Bestselling romance editor, Trisha Telep compiles an anthology of romantic short stories in the steampunk style for teens and adults.
Boneshaker, Clockwork Century Series, Book 1 (Cherie Priest) Audiobook. In an alternate 1880’s America, mad inventor Leviticus Blue is blamed for destroying Civil-War- era Seattle. Award: Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Morlock Night (K.W. Jeter) eBook. Morlock Night is the sequel to H.G. Well’s Time Machine where the futuristic people, the Warlocks use the device to travel back to Victorian England.
Agatha H. and the Airship City: A Girl Genius Novel, Book 1 (Foglio & Foglio) eBook. Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius first appeared as an award winning comic book series in 2000. Several volumes of the series have earned the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, the most recent in 2011. Award: Hugo Award
You can find a full cart of these titles in Marketplace here and here!
Renee Lienhard is a Collection Development Specialist with OverDrive