Steampunk literature

Author spotlight: Warren Ellis

Below is a list of books that use a steampunk theme. However, some were written before the steampunk genre was recognised. This is merely a guide and should you wish to contribute, please get in touch by leaving a comment below.

1967 Ronald W. Clark Queen Victoria’s Bomb Jonathan Cape
1971 Michael Moorcock Warlord of the Air A Nomad of the Time Streams book 1
1974 Michael Moorcock The Land Leviathan A Nomad of the Time Streams book 2
1979 K. W. Jeter Morlock Night
1981 Michael Moorcock The Steel Tsar Granada A Nomad of the Time Streams book 3
1983 Bertram Chandler Kelly Country Penguin Books
1987 K. W. Jeter Infernal Devices St. Martin’s Press
1990 William Gibson & Bruce Sterling The Difference Engine Gollancz
1992 Kim Newman Anno Dracula Simon & Schuster Anno Dracula series book 1. World Fantasy Award nominee[11]
1992 James Blaylock Lord Kelvin’s Machine Arkham House
1993 Stephen Baxter Anti-Ice Ace Books
1994 Stephen Hunt For the Crown and the Dragon Green Nebula
1994 Paul J. McAuley Pasquale’s Angel
1995 Philip Pullman Northern Lights (The Golden Compass) His Dark Materials book 1
1995 Paul Di Filippo The Steampunk Trilogy Collection of 3 stories
2000 China Miéville Perdido Street Station Macmillan A Bas-Lag novel
2001 Philip Reeve Mortal Engines Quartet Scholastic
2001 S.M. Stirling The Peshawar Lancers Tor
2001 Joe R. Lansdale Zeppelins West “Ned the Seal” trilogy book 1
2003 Ian R. MacLeod The Light Ages Ace Books “The Light Years” book 1
2004 Theodore Judson Fitzpatrick’s War DAW Books
2004 Kenneth Oppel Airborn HarperCollins First in series
2006 Joe R. Lansdale Flaming London “Ned the Seal” trilogy book 2
2007 Jay Lake Mainspring Tor Books
2006 Gordon Dahlquist The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters Bantam Press
2007 Stephen Hunt The Court of the Air HarperCollins Jackelian series book 1
2007 Jonathan Green Pax Britannia Abaddon Books
2007 Ginn Hale Wicked Gentlemen Blind Eye Books Gaylactic Spectrum Award winner.[22]
2008 George Mann The Affinity Bridge Snowbooks[24]
2008 Toby Frost Space Captain Smith Myrmidon Books Chronicles of Isambard Smith series book 1
2008 Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer Steampunk Tachyon Publications Anthology
2008 Dru Pagliassotti Clockwork Heart Juno Books RT Book Reviewers’ Choice Award 2008: Best Small Press Contemporary Paranormal / Futuristic Novel
2008 Stephen Hunt The Kingdom Beyond the Waves HarperCollins Jackelian series book 2
2008 Nick Gevers Extraordinary Engines Solaris Anthology
2009 Chris Wooding The Black Lung Captain Spectra Tales of the Ketty Jay 2
2009 Chris Wooding The Iron Jackal Gollancz Tales of the Ketty Jay 3
2009 Gail Carriger Soulless Orbit Books first novel of the Parasol Protectorate series
2009 Richard Harland Worldshaker Allen and Unwin (Aus) Simon & Schuster (US) First in series, Tam-Tam Je Bouquine Award 2011
Inky Award 2009
2009 Scott Westerfeld Leviathan Simon Pulse First in a New Series
2009 Cherie Priest Boneshaker Tor First installment in the Clockwork Century Series  
2009 Stephen Hunt The Rise of the Iron Moon HarperCollins Jackelian series book 3
2009 Brian Young De Civitate Sanguino (The City of the Bloodthirsty) XLibris
2010 Meljean Brook The Iron Duke Berkley Trade The first in the Iron Seas series
2010 Scott Westerfeld Behemoth Simon Pulse 2nd book in the Leviathan series
2010 Cherie Priest Dreadnought Tor Second installment in the Clockwork Century Series
2010 Dexter Palmer The Dream of Perpetual Motion Picador
2010 Cassandra Clare The Infernal Devices (series) Walker Books
2010 Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded Tachyon Publications Anthology
2010 Lavie Tidhar The Bookman Angry Robot The Bookman Histories series book 1
2010 Stephen Hunt Secrets of the Fire Sea HarperCollins Jackelian series book 4
2010 Joe R. Lansdale Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal Tachyon Publications
2011 Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel HarperCollins Publishers The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences book 1
2011 Chris Wooding Retribution Falls Gollancz Tales of the Ketty Jay 1
2011 Meljean Brook Heart of Steel Berkley Trade Second in the Iron Seas series
2011 Jedediah Berry The Manual of Detection Heinemann
2011 Lavie Tidhar Camera Obscura Angry Robot The Bookman Histories series book 2
2011 Stephen Hunt Jack Cloudie HarperCollins Jackelian series book 5
2011 Joseph Robert Lewis The Burning Sky Copper Crow Books Halcyon series book 1
2011 Joseph Robert Lewis The Broken Sword Copper Crow Books Halcyon series book 2
2011 Joseph Robert Lewis The Bound Soul Copper Crow Books Halcyon series book 3
2011 Eden Unger Bowditch The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black Bancroft Press First book of the Young Inventors Guild Trilogy
2011 Wayne Reinagel Modern Marvels – Viktoriana Knightraven Studios First book of the Modern Marvels Trilogy
2011 Richard Harland Liberator Allen and Unwin (Aus) Second in series
2011 Margaret Killjoy What Lies Beneath the Clocktower Combustion Books
2011 Ged Maybury Across the Stonewind Sky Jaffa Books Into the Storm’s Domain book 1
2012 Stephen Hunt From the Deep of the Dark HarperCollins Jackelian series book 6
2011 Balogun Ojetade Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2) Roaring Lions Media, LLC Book 1: “Judges”; Book 2: “Kings”
2012 Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel HarperCollins Publishers The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences book 2
2012 Lavie Tidhar The Great Game Angry Robot The Bookman Histories series book 3
2012 Lee Tisler The Cog Work Apprentice in Dark Skies Book One in the Tineborough Adventure Series
2012 Meljean Brook Riveted Berkley Trade Third in the Iron Seas series
2012 P.C. Martin Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus Noble Beast Steampunk Holmes, Book 1
2012 Seth Tucker Winston & Baum and the Secret of the Stone Circle Winston & Baum, Book 1
2012 Ann VanderMeer Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution Tachyon Publications Anthology
2012 Sean Wallace The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Constable & Robinson / Running Press Anthology
2012 Timothy Black Gearteeth Red Rose Publishing Steampunk – Railpunk/Werewolf Fiction
2012 Kevin J. Anderson Clockwork Angels: The Novel ECW Press Steampunk – Fiction
2012 Scott Harrison Resurrection Engines: 15 Extraodinary Tales of Scientific Romance Snowbooks Anthology
2012 Karina Cooper Tarnished Avon First in The St. Croix Chronicles. Nominated for RT Award’s Best Steampunk of 2012.
2012 Karina Cooper Gilded Avon Second in The St. Croix Chronicles.
2012 Paul Marlowe Ether Frolics Sybertooth Short story collection.
2013 James Blaylock The Aylesford Skull Titan A Langdon St. Ives novel.
2012 Michael Bradley Time Traveler’s Club and the Ghost Ship Kindle First in the Time Traveler’s Club series
2012 Michael Bradley Time Traveler’s Club – Fire and Ash Kindle Second book in the Time Traveler’s Club series

One thought on “Steampunk literature

  1. Michael Pryor’s Laws of Magic series and The Extraordinaires series, David Freer’s ‘Cuttlefish’ and ‘Steam Mole’.

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