Thursday, 30 May 2013

Steampunk Thursday: The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk

Do you agree with this list of nine, genre-defining novels?

3 comments:

Steve said...

Broadly speaking yes, and I think there are good points to be made here about the nature of steampunk. I think the post does, to an extent,underscore the issues that separate the genre and the subculture.

Nicholas Harvey said...

From the beginning of my Steampunk obsession, I wanted to read Jeter, Blaylock and Powers because of the hype of their being the grandfathers of the genre. So, once their books came back into print I scooped them up and devoured them. Sadly, the only book I actually enjoyed was Anubis Gates. The others left me flat and emotionless. Perhaps it is because of the absolutely wonderful books being published today, like your own and Mark Hodder's and George Mann's et al. But that is just my humble and uneducated opinion.

Jonathan Green said...

Thanks for your kind words, Nicholas. The Anubis Gates is a great book.