The Steampunk Bible
Attention Steampunk fans! Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers have brought you The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature.
It’s a complete overview of this Johnny Come Lately genre – less than 30 years old – with more than 150 images and commentary on its origins. There’s discussion on the influence of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and how the ‘Steampunk’ term was coined by K.W. Jeter.
A month or so ago, AbeBooks brought you the Beginner’s Guide to Steampunk so this illustrated guide is very timely as the genre goes from strength to strength. If a bookshop doesn’t have a Steampunk section then it’s missing a trick.