Victorian SF or Steampunk

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Gedhan Audax, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Rijomu Sezain

    Rijomu Sezain

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    Yeah, the Iron Duke is very much an alphole-type of romance hero. The sex scenes come with the genre and I have every reason to believe that there's going to be just as much sex in the other books. Still, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. My copy of the next book in the series is in the mail, I wanted a paper copy instead of a eBook and international shipping takes a few days.
     
  2. Ty al'Djinn

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    The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson edges on Steampunk at times, and the new book, Alloy of Law, is square in the center of the genre.

    Do you like alternate history novels, or pulp fiction from the 40's? Nazis in Victorian England, that kind of thing?
     
  3. Gedhan Audax

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    I have to say that The Iron Duke has the most graphic sex scenes that I've come across in this genre so far and probably the most inconveniently placed (just when I want more of the story). Books like the Parasol Protectorate are a lot more subtle about it and blend it more with the story. But as I said earlier, the story is good enough to put up with the interruptions. Now to find the next in the series.

    I'm awaiting any news that a follow up to the Alloy of Law is upcoming, still sad at the silence on the subject. I'm definitely up for alternate history of the sort that you mentioned, any recommendations are happily received.
     
  4. Elays Saeryn

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    Hm, I read the "Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clarke and although teeny-bopperish, I did really enjoy the genre .... and I did buy the second in the series called "The Clockwork Prince"... and I will be buying the next one when it comes out :p

    I have put "The Parasole Protectorate" on my wish list but never got around to buying it. " Iron Duke" sounds fun though. :)
     
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  5. Avelina Ermen

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    What exactly qualifies as "steampunk" in literature? I've seen the term used quite a bit, but it is usually in reference to cosplay. I'm always looking for a new genre to delve into.
     
  6. Ty al'Djinn

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  7. Elays Saeryn

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    I am now reading the Iron Duke. Pretty decent actually :)
     
  8. Dart Marouvin

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    Anything China Mieville. Particularly "Perdido Street Station" Simply incredible. His "Railsea" is also a favorite and, while more young adult, seems to me to be more traditionally 'steampunk'
     
  9. Dars al'Kaskade

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    I bought a used copy of "The Court of the Air" by Stephen Hunt, which is allegedly in the Steampunk genre (and part of a trilogy w/ "Rise of the Iron Moon" and another book, I believe). But I haven't read it yet, and I'm not really well versed in Steampunk stuff. I haven't really read any Jules Verne, but I think that the older "Journey to the Center of the Earth" with James Mason is an incredibly cool film, especially for its time.