You may have noticed the pattern of starting the 30th anniversary steampunk giveaway. On day one we had a copy of Morlock Night by KW Jeter. He’s the author that actually coined the word “steampunk” so it was fitting that his fabled steampunk novel would start the party. Mid-Month we gave away a copy of Anubis Gates by Tim Powers and so we arrive at the final day. Given that three authors were the main players during the late 1980s when the word was conceived and we’ve featured two of them, it seems only fitting that we use the third.
Homunculus is a comedic book set in the late 19th century:
In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.
Homunculus is actually the second book in a series, preceded by The Digging Leviathan and followed by Lord Kelvin’s Machine. There are nine books in the Narbando series though. All have performed well on the Good Reads with each one rated at least 3.5 stars out of 5.
You can find out more about them by visiting the Good Reads website here.
His books are available to buy through Amazon here.
Or you can simply become a fan of his work via his website.
The item to be given away on 30th April is a paperback copy of Homunculus by James Blaylock.
I’d like to extend my personal thanks to Mr Blaylock for this amazing prize for the giveaway.
Make sure you watch the Facebook page for the winner being announced!
Stay tuned for the next day’s prizes! Or you can view the list here: Steampunk Journal’s April Giveaway