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OCTOBER 9, 2011
Steampunk

Leviathan coverSteampunk.  It's the "next big thing for teens."  Seriously, people tell us that all the time.  Do you know what Steampunk is?  Uh huh, I'm not surprised.  Let me educate you.

Steampunk is a sort of science fiction type of writing.  It's set in a historical time period (usually Victorian England) but has science and tech from a different period.  If you've seen the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, you know what I mean.  (If you haven't, you should, it's a good movie.)

Here's a list of Steampunk books to try.  It's perfect if you like sci fi, history, or just good adventures.Lightlight cover

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Leviathan, Behemouth, and Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Larklight, or, The revenge of the white spiders!, or, To Saturn's rings and back! : a rousing tale of dauntless pluck in the farthest reaches of space as chronicled by Art Mumby with the aid of Philip Reeve

Intrigued?  Try this quiz to find out where you fit in the Steampunk world.

 

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