Monday, December 3, 2012


Steampunk is a genre-blend of historical fiction (often set in Victorian-era England, but may take place in other countries or past eras) and science fiction (an emphasis on steam- or spring-propelled gadgets).  If you're looking for more details about steampunk--what it is, some examples--Wikipedia (gasp!) has a pretty nice overview.

 If we allow ourselves to judge a book by its cover, Steampunk books are often easy to identify based on the book jacket.  They usually have a cover with a sci-fi / fantasy feel with lots of gears, clocks, and technology.

Here is a list of some YA Steampunk books and series that have been published recently, although this is by no means a complete list:

 Goodreads (to which each title above is linked) also has many booklists, many of which include Steampunk titles or entire lists, such as this.