Steampunk/Science Fiction Book Suggestions

For July 2018 we will be reading Steampunk/Science Fiction.
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Steampunk/Science Fiction Book Suggestions

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Since we will be focusing this month on Steampunk/Science Fiction, it might be good to pull our resources together and see if we can help each in figuring out what to read.
  • Steampunk can be considered as "a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery."
  • Science Fiction can be thought of as, "a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life."
For some Goodreads suggestions, check these links out:
- Steampunk: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/145 ... unk_Novels
- Science Fiction: https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/science-fiction

There are so many out there, are there any you would suggest?
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Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
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In fact, I think I'll give them a reread. :D
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Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 02:05 Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
It's awesome to have a series that makes you excited. :) This may sound odd, but I actually don't enjoy graphic novels... :oops:
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Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 02:06 In fact, I think I'll give them a reread. :D
Hope you enjoy reading them again! :D
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hsimone wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 06:37
Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 02:05 Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
It's awesome to have a series that makes you excited. :) This may sound odd, but I actually don't enjoy graphic novels... :oops:
Doesn't sound odd at all. It's a totally different experience to regular reading. Almost a hybrid of reading and watching a movie. :tiphat:
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Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
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Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 06:41
hsimone wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 06:37
Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 02:05 Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
It's awesome to have a series that makes you excited. :) This may sound odd, but I actually don't enjoy graphic novels... :oops:
Doesn't sound odd at all. It's a totally different experience to regular reading. Almost a hybrid of reading and watching a movie. :tiphat:
That's a good point - it is almost like a hybrid of reading and watching a movie. :tiphat:
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For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
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hsimone wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 06:49 Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I did and I loved it. :)
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Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 07:00 For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
It is on my reading list. Does each book stand on its own?
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hsimone wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 06:49 Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I read the Lunar Chronicles (under duress) because they were recommended to me. It really didn't sound like my cup of tea.
I was wrong.
I LOVED the series.
Such easy fun reads, and kept me hooked.
I would definitely recommend them, especially for steampunk month :)
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gali wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 07:27
Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 07:00 For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
It is on my reading list. Does each book stand on its own?
There's a contained story, as well as a continuing storyline. However, it's only supposed to be a trilogy, with the third book set for January, 2019. (Not too far away!)
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Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 23:26
gali wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 07:27
Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 07:00 For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
It is on my reading list. Does each book stand on its own?
There's a contained story, as well as a continuing storyline. However, it's only supposed to be a trilogy, with the third book set for January, 2019. (Not too far away!)
In that case, I will wait for the third book to come out. Thank you. :)
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Gravy wrote: 08 Jul 2018, 07:00 For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
Thank you for the recommendation! I'll have to check it out! :)
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