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Steampunk Fiction at the JLS Library

Steampunk Fiction at the JLS Library

What is “steampunk?”

Steampunk is a genre of fiction typically set in Britain in the 1900′s when steam power was prevalent and prior to the

broad use of electricity. The location can be anywhere, however, including North America. Steampunk usually has

alternate history elements and fantastical inventions. They are often heavily geared toward science fiction and fantasy.

F Cam Cameron, Sharon The Dark Unwinding

The Tulman fortune is rapidly diminishing, and mad Uncle Frederick is responsible. When word reaches the rest of the

family that he is squandering their inheritance on mysterious projects, his niece Katharine is sent to his estate to have him

committed to a lunatic asylum before the money is all gone. When she arrives at his massive mansion, Katharine

discovers that her uncle is not mentally imbalanced. He is, in fact, an innocent genius who creates strikingly lifelike

human and animal automatons. To do so, he employs and supports hundreds of grateful laborers he has rescued from the

heartless workhouses of London. As Katharine becomes emotionally attached to her uncle and his workers—and to his

broodingly handsome young apprentice—her heart is torn and her sanity unhinges. (Scholastic)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Series #1) YA

Prequel series to Mortal Instruments Series; see Dystopian Fiction

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign

of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and

other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of

demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called

The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform,

at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to

claim Tessa's power for his own. (Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices Series #2) YA

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that

safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute.

If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to

use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted

Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago

tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a

manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the

truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning

for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

(Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices Series #3) YA

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone

must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment

of the Infernal Devices trilogy. (Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series #1) YA

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a

murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre

weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone

else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is

Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first

encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours

Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon.

(Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments Series #2) YA

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying

Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves,


vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend,

Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her

handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue

Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father. (Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3) YA

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind

that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things

worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are

deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an

ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all

Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. (Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Series #4) YA

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities

before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the

love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And - most importantly of all - she can finally call

Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. (Goodreads)

F Cla Clare, Cassandra City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments Series #5) YA

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the

demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a

servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other.

As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to

save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s

willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost? (Goodreads)

F Col Colfer, Eoin Airman

In the 1890s Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying

the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king’s daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy’s

idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king. When Conor tries to intervene, he is

branded a traitor and thrown into jail on the prison island of Little Saltee. There, he has to fight for his life, as he and the

other prisoners are forced to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions. There is only one way to escape Little Saltee,

and that is to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by scratching drawings of flying machines on the prison walls. The

months turn into years; but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary designs

and take to the air. (Goodreads)

F Fis Fisher, Catherine Incarceron (Incarceron #1)

Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world

torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an

ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young

prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In

the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world

constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except

that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device

-- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...(Goodreads)

F Fis Fisher, Catherine Sapphique (Incarceron #2)

Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is

still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or

are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still

captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don't even know who you are? Inside

Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved.

Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring

destruction to the world? Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique. (Goodreads)


F Har Harland, Richrd Worldshaker (Worldshaker Series #1)

Col is a wealthy child of privilege. Raised to succeed his grandfather as the Supreme Commander of the juggernaut

Worldshaker, he has lived a pampered life on the Upper Decks. He has never questioned his place in the world or his

bright and illustrious future. But when a Filthy girl stows away in his cabin, suddenly nothing is clear anymore. Quick and

clever, Riff is nothing like the Filthies that Col always learned about—the dumb, slow, less-than-human folk who toil

away Below, keeping Worldshaker moving. Filthies are supposed to be animal-like, without the power of speech or the

ability to think for themselves—but Riff is clever and quick and outspoken, and Col is drawn to her despite himself. As

Col begins to secretly spend more time with Riff, he begins to question everything he was raised to believe was true, and

realizes that if Riff is right, then everything he was raised to believe is a lie. And Col himself may be the only person in a

position to do something about it—even if it means risking his future. (Goodreads)

F Har Harland, Richrd Liberator (Worldshaker Series #2)

In the aftermath of the events of Worldshaker, the Filthies control the massive juggernaut, now called Liberator. Many

members of the former upper class, called Swanks, have remained behind to help teach them how to operate the

juggernaut and to build a new society together. But all is not idyllic aboard Liberator. A saboteur seems determined to

drive up anti-Swank sentiment among the more volatile Filthy factions. And the Swanks are finding that their best efforts

to work with the Filthies are being tossed aside. Even Col, who thought his relationship with Riff was rock solid, is

starting to see their friendship crumbling before him. As tensions run high and coal supplies run low, Liberator is on the

verge of a crisis. Can Col and Riff unify their divided people before disaster strikes? (Goodreads)

F Mil Milford, Kate The Boneshaker

Thirteen year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self operating mechanical devices, usually

powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town with a

mysterious vehicle under a tarp and an uncanny ability to make Natalie’s half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut

that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the

medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth, and realizes that only she has the power to set things right. (Goodreads)

F Opp Oppel, Kenneth Airborn (Matt Cruse series#1)

Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy

passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as

buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures

drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings

may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious. In a swashbuckling

adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing

trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never

before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies. . (Goodreads)

F Opp Oppel, Kenneth Skybreaker (Matt Cruse series#2)

A legendary ghost ship. An incredible treasure. A death-defying adventure. Forty years ago, the airship "Hyperion"

vanished with untold riches in its hold. Now, accompanied by heiress Kate de Vries and a mysterious gypsy, Matt Cruse is

determined to recover the ship and its treasures. But 20,000 feet above the Earth's surface, pursued by those who have

hunted the "Hyperion" since its disappearance, and surrounded by deadly high-altitude life forms, Matt and his

companions soon find themselves fighting not only for the "Hyperion"--but for their very lives. (Goodreads)

F Opp Oppel, Kenneth Starclimber (Matt Cruse series#3)

"Mr. Cruse, how high would you like to fly?" A smile soared across my face. "As high as I possibly can." Pilot-intraining

Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high-altitude life-forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that

literally climbs its way into the cosmos. Before they even set foot aboard the ship, catastrophe strikes: Kate announces

she is engaged—and not to Matt. Despite this bombshell, Matt and Kate embark on their journey into space, but soon the

ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life-forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure.

For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a

battle to save their lives. (Goodreads)


F Pri Priest, Cherie Boneshaker (Clockwork Century #1) YA

Cherie Priest's much-anticipated steampunk debut has finally arrived in the form of a paperback original. Its plot features

the sort of calibrated suspense that readers of her Four and Twenty Blackbirds would expect. Boneshaker derives its title

from the Bone-Shaking Drill Engine, a device designed to give Russian prospectors a leg up in the race for Klondike gold.

Unfortunately, there was one hitch: On its trial run, the Boneshaker went haywire and, long story short, turned much of

Seattle into a city of the dead. Now, 16 years later, a teenage boy decides to find out what is behind that mysterious wall.

Can his mother save him in time? Zombie lit of the first order. (Goodreads)

F Pri Priest, Cherie Clementine (Clockwork Century #2) YA

Maria Isabella Boyd’s success as a Confederate spy has made her too famous for further espionage work, and now her

employment options are slim. Exiled, widowed, and on the brink of poverty…she reluctantly goes to work for the

Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago. Adding insult to injury, her first big assignment is commissioned by

the Union Army. In short, a federally sponsored transport dirigible is being violently pursued across the Rockies and

Uncle Sam isn’t pleased. The Clementine is carrying a top secret load of military essentials—essentials which must be

delivered to Louisville, Kentucky, without delay. Intelligence suggests that the unrelenting pursuer is a runaway slave

who’s been wanted by authorities on both sides of the Mason-Dixon for fifteen years. In that time, Captain Croggon

Beauregard Hainey has felonied his way back and forth across the continent, leaving a trail of broken banks, stolen war

machines, and illegally distributed weaponry from sea to shining sea. (Goodreads)

F Pri Priest, Cherie Dreadnought (Clockwork Century #3) YA

Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes

bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that

her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Mercy sets out toward the Mississippi River. Once there,

she’ll catch a train over the Rockies and—if the telegram can be believed—be greeted in Washington Territory by the

sheriff, who will take her to see her father in Seattle. Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure by dirigible and

rail through war-torn border states. When Mercy finally arrives in St. Louis, the only Tacoma-bound train is pulled by a

terrifying Union-operated steam engine called the Dreadnought. Reluctantly, Mercy buys a ticket and climbs aboard.

(Goodreads)

F Pri Priest, Cherie Ganymede (Clockwork Century #4) YA

The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he’s happy to run alcohol guns wherever the

money’s good, he doesn’t think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is

easier said than done, and Cly’s first legal gig—a supply run for the Seattle Underground—will be paid for by sap money.

New Orleans is not Cly’s first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful

mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early—but that was a decade ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. Jo’s still

thinking about him, though, or so he learns when he gets a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It’s a chance to

complete two lucrative jobs at once, one he can’t refuse. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans,

with no idea of what he’s in for—or what she wants him to fly. (Goodreads)

F Pri Priest, Cherie The Inexplicables (Clockwork Century #5) YA

Rector “Wreck ‘em” Sherman was orphaned as a toddler in the Blight of 1863, but that was years ago. Wreck has grown

up, and on his eighteenth birthday, he’ll be cast out out of the orphanage. And Wreck’s problems aren’t merely about

finding a home. He’s been quietly breaking the cardinal rule of any good drug dealer and dipping into his own supply of

the sap he sells. He’s also pretty sure he’s being haunted by the ghost of a kid he used to know—Zeke Wilkes, who almost

certainly died six months ago. Zeke would have every reason to pester Wreck, since Wreck got him inside the walled city

of Seattle in the first place, and that was probably what killed him. Maybe it’s only a guilty conscience, but Wreck can’t

take it anymore, so he sneaks over the wall. The walled-off wasteland of Seattle is every bit as bad as he’d heard, chockfull

of the hungry undead and utterly choked by the poisonous, inescapable yellow gas. And then there's the monster.

Rector's pretty certain that whatever attacked him was not at all human—and not a rotter, either. Arms far too long.

Posture all strange. Eyes all wild and faintly glowing gold and known to the locals as simply "The Inexplicables."

(Goodreads)

F Pri Priest, Cherie Tanglefoot

A mechanically inclined orphan who lives in the basement of a sanitarium is urged to “make new friends.” A doddering

scientist shares his living space, and he encourages the effort — providing all the assistance his weakening mind will

permit. So the orphan makes a friend … with the materials that lie immediately at hand. Unfortunately, the resulting


automaton would rather cause chaos than keep him company. (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip Clockwork, or, All Wound Up

Fritz, the writer, spins a spine-tingling tale to cheer up Karl, the apprentice clockmaker. But rather than helping matters,

the story beings to come true.... The stories of Karl, the apprentice; Dr. Kalmenius, his nefarious “savior”; Gretl, the brave

daughter of the town innkeeper; and a young prince whose clockwork heart is in danger of winding down come together

in surprising and magical ways in a story that has the relentless urgency of a ticking clock. (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) 5-8

Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is

shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery

and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline

of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe. He leaves Lyra in the care of

Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In

this multilayered narrative, however, nothing is as it seems. Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her

kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth-telling instrument, the compass of the title. All around her children are

disappearing—victims of so-called "Gobblers"—and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans

from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person's inner being. And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter are

involved. (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) 5-8

Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically

acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical

otherworld of Cittàgazze, "the city of magpies," where adults are curiously absent and children run wild. Here their lives

become inextricably entwined when Lyra's alethiometer gives her a simple command: find Will's father. Their search is

plagued with obstacles--some familiar and some horribly new and unfathomable--but it eventually brings them closer to

Will's father and to the Subtle Knife, a deadly, magical, ancient tool that cuts windows between worlds. Through it all,

Will and Lyra find themselves hurtling toward the center of a fierce battle against a force so awesome that leagues of

mortals, witches, beasts, and spirits from every world are uniting in fear and anger against it. (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) 5-8

In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek

Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no

living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her

down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies—and

shocking sacrifice. As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—finally comes to

depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Series #1)5-8

Sally is sixteen and uncommonly pretty. Her knowledge of English literature, French, history, art and music is nonexistent,

but she has a thorough grounding in military tactics, can run a business, ride like a Cossack and shoot straight

with a pistol. When her dear father is drowned in suspicious circumstances in the South China Sea, Sally is left to fend for

herself, an orphan and alone in the smoky fog of Victorian London. Though she doesn't know it, Sally is already in

terrible danger. Soon the mystery and the danger will deepen - and at the rotten heart of it all lies the deadly secret of the

ruby in the smoke... (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart Series #2)5-8

The year is 1878 and Sally Lockhart has just started her own financial consulting business when one of her clients loses a

fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm. As she struggles to learn why, she comes closer to the

answers--and her own demise. (Goodreads)

F Pul Pullman, Philip The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Series #3) 5-8

Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete

stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With

nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End--and finds help in some unexpected

quarters. (Goodreads)


F Pul Pullman, Philip The Tin Princess

Sally Lockhart's friend and partner-in-adventure Jim Taylor has just solved a mystery. For years he's been searching for

Adelaide, the little girl enslaved by toothless crone Mrs Holland in The Ruby in the Smoke. And now he's found her - just

as she's about to become a princess. Crown Princess of Razkavia, to be exact, and a princess in danger. Her future

husband is desperate to protect his bride, and employs Jim as their bodyguard - Razkavia's quaint little streets are full of

danger. (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Larklight (Larklight series#1)

Arthur (Art) Mumsby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in a huge and rambling house called

Larklight…that just happens to be traveling through outer space. When a visitor called Mr. Webster arrives for a visit, it is

far from an innocent social call. Before long Art and Myrtle are off on an adventure to the furthest reaches of space, where

they will do battle with evil forces in order to save each other--and the universe. A fantastically original Victorian tale set

in an outer space world that might have come from the imaginations of Jules Verne or L Frank Baum, but has a unique

gravitational pull all its own… (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Starcross (Larklight series#2)

Art, Myrtle and their mother accept the kind invitation of a holiday to an up-and-coming asteroid resort. But they set out

with visions of rest and relaxation only to be sucked into a dastardly plot involving spies, time travel, and mind-altering

clothing! Before their adventures are out, they'll sail an aether-ship amid asteroid-strewn seas, dodge demonic puppets,

and learn wisdom from an unlikely ally: the Moobs! With faster-than-light plot twists and enough tongue-in-cheek vim

and vigor to keep a galaxy in laughter, this dynamic sequel to Larklight is a tour de force of the most intergalactic kind.

(Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Mothstorm (Larklight series#3)

A sinister cloud has appeared on the edge of the solar system, and seems to be moving closer. The closest planet,

Georgium Sidus, has but two human inhabitants: the missionary Reverand Cruet and his daughter Charity. Their last

communication: '-Great danger - imperative that - 'And then nothing. Art, Myrtle and family decide to investigate

whatever monstrous force of darkness was hiding within the cloud. But how could they know what mothy horrors lay in

wait!? Because the evil they discover is far beyond anything their imaginations could concoct. Now, with the Empire in

dire peril, it's up to Art (and his family, truth be told) to muster all their cunning and courage to try to Save It (again).

(Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines (Hungry Cities Chronicles #1)

"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out

bed of the old North Sea." The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster,

hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally

unfold. Thaddeus Valentine, London's Head Historian and adored famous archaeologist, and his lovely daughter,

Katherine, are down in The Gut when the young assassin with the black scarf strikes toward his heart, saved by the quick

intervention of Tom, a lowly third-class apprentice. Racing after the fleeing girl, Tom suddenly glimpses her hideous face:

scarred from forehead to jaw, nose a smashed stump, a single eye glaring back at him. "Look at what your Valentine did

to me!" she screams. "Ask him! Ask him what he did to Hester Shaw!" And with that she jumps down the waste chute to

her death. Minutes later Tom finds himself tumbling down the same chute and stranded in the Out-Country, a sea of mud

scored by the huge caterpillar tracks of cities like the one now steaming off over the horizon. (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Predator’s Gold (Hungry Cities Chronicles #2)

Tom and Hester are in danger. Pursued by the grim aviators of the Green Storm, they stumble onto the ice city of

Anchorage just in time. But Anchorage is not a safe refuge: devastated by plague and haunted by thieves or ghosts, the

city is barely lurching along. And savage Huntsmen are closing in. Surrounded by danger, Tom and Hester struggle as

jealousy threatens to destroy them and the city. In a desperate bid for survival, the young ruler of Anchorage sets a course

for the Dead Continent: America. (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Infernal Devices (Hungry Cities Chronicles #3)

Anchorage has become a static settlement on the shores of the Dead Continent, and its inhabitants have been living

peacefully for sixteen years. But now trouble is approaching - in a limpet sub, and fast. The Lost Boys are back, and

they'll do anything to get what they want. Tom and Hester's daughter Wren is their eager dupe, bored and desperate for

adventure. When the theft of the mysterious Tin Book of Anchorage goes wrong, Wren is snatched away in the limpet,


who knows where. Tom and Hester set off to rescue her, but this is the end of their quiet life on Anchorage. The journey

will stir up old needs, old secrets - and send them back into perilous waters... (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip A Darkling Plain (Hungry Cities Chronicles #4)

The once-great traction city of London is now just a radioactive wreck, a ruin haunted by electrical discharges and the

dashed hopes of the people who once called it home—people like Tom Natsworthy. Twenty years after he fled, intending

never to return, he discovers that something stirs in the remains of the old city. Tom and his daughter, Wren, aren't the

only people interested in London. The desperate armies of the Traction Cities and the Green Storm are also closing in,

certain that whatever is taking shape within the city holds the key to victory in their never-ending war. But it may be too

late. Even as Tom and Wren hurry to uncover the mystery of London, Hester Shaw—estranged from her husband and her

daughter—tracks the resurrected Stalker Fang, who has found another way to end the war and all life on the planet once

and for all. (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb #1)

Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she

serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only

female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb - nearly the only person she's ever known

- to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not

her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been singled out by citydwellers

who declare her part Scriven. The Scriveners, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down

and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. If there are any remaining Scriven, they are to be eliminated.

(Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip A Web of Air (Fever Crumb #2)

In a ruined world where humans have lost the skills of flight, Fever Crumb, a clever young engineer, is swept up in a race

to build the first flying machine. Her mysterious companion is a boy who talks to angels. But powerful enemies stalk

them—either to possess their revolutionary invention, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. . . . (Goodreads)

F Ree Reeve, Philip Scrivener’s Moon (Fever Crumb #3)

In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy - the first-ever mobile city.

Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb must journey to the wastelands of the North. She seeks the

ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. (Goodreads)

F Sel Selznick, Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival

depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old

man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A

cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father

form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. (Goodreads)

F Sla Slade, Arthur The Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments #1)

The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing

ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association, a

spy agency behind Brittania’s efforts to rule the empire. At 14, Modo is left on the streets of London to fend for himself.

When he encounters Octavia Milkweed, another Association agent, the two uncover a plot by the Clockword Guild behind

the murders of important men. Furthermore, a mad scientist is turning orphan children into automatons to further the goals

of the Guild. Modo and Octavia journey deep into the tunnels under London and discover a terrifying plot against the

British government. It’s up to them to save their country. (Goodreads)

F Sla Slade, Arthur The Dark Deeps (The Hunchback Assignments #2)

Transforming his appearance and stealing secret documents from the French is all in a day’s work for fourteen-year-old

Modo, a British secret agent. But his latest mission—to uncover the underwater mystery of something called the Ictíneo—

seems impossible. There are rumors of a sea monster and a fish as big as a ship. French spies are after it, and Mr. Socrates,

Modo’s master, wants to find it first. Modo and his fellow secret agent, Octavia, begin their mission in New York City,

then take a steamship across the North Atlantic. During the voyage, Modo uncovers an astounding secret. (Goodreads)


F Sla Slade, Arthur Empire of Ruins (The Hunchback Assignments #3)

Secret agent Modo's next assignment? Find ancient Egyptian ruins hidden deep in the Australian jungle and the

mysterious God Face, rumoured to be a powerful weapon—anyone who looks upon it will be driven mad. And he must

find the God Face before the evil Clockwork Guild does! (Goodreads)

F Sla Slade, Arthur Island of Doom (The Hunchback Assignments #4)

After previous assignments in London, the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Australian rain forest, this final

adventure in the Hunchback Assignments series finds our hero, shape-shifting, masked spy Modo, on his most personal

quest. Along with fellow spy Octavia Milkweed, they search for Modo's biological parents. But when the Clockwork

Guild find Modo's parents first, Octavia and Modo chase them across Europe and North America to the Island of Doom.

Joined by memorable characters from the first three books--some lovable, and some who are terrifying and evil--Modo

and Octavia dash towards a thrilling conclusion. (Goodreads)

F Ver Verne, Julie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Before there was steampunk, there was Captain Nemo! The original underwater classic.

It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax.

(Goodreads)

F Ver Verne, Jules Around the World in 80 Days

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune,

undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet

Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix,

a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race

against time, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS gripped audiences upon its original publication and remains hugely

popular to this day. (Goodreads)

F Ver Verne, Jules Journey to the Center of the Earth

The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an

extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist-together

with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie

of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the

perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor. (Goodreads)

F Wel Wells, H. G. The Time Machine

A scientist constructs a time machine that brings him to the year 802,701. The people he meets, the Eloi, are very different

from the humans he left behind at home. The Eloi are gentle and peaceful, but they don't seem to do much, and the homes

and cities they live in are falling apart. When the scientist's time machine goes missing, he discovers that there is a second

group of humans living in this strange future: the Morlocks. Very different from the Eloi, they live underground and are

responsible for keeping everything on the surface running. While trying to figure out how people evolved into two

separate species, the time traveler has a startling realization, one that makes him fear for the future of the human race.

(Scholastic)

F Wel Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds

When ten mysterious objects from Mars land in the English countryside, astronomers are sure they're nothing but oddlooking

meteors—until the aliens emerge from them, tentacled, horrifying, and dangerous. They have the ability to use

heat to kill humans from a distance, and they are even more deadly when they start moving around in huge structures that

tower over the landscape. Efforts by the army and the police to stop the Martians prove useless, and it isn't long before

they are storming toward London. The world is running out of time to find a way to fight off the invaders. And although

the narrator of the story is terrified, he can't help but wonder: is what the aliens are doing—destroying the landscape,

killing the "natives" of the planet they have found—really any worse than what humans do to one another? (Scholastic)

F Wes Westerfeld, Scott Leviathan (Leviathan Series #1)

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are

attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a

boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. The European powers are arming up.

The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their "Clankers," steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and


ammunition. And the British "Darwinists" employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale

airship, the most masterful beast in the British fleet. In the midst of all the preparations, Prince Aleksandar Ferdinand of

the Austro-Hungarian Empire is on the run. His own people have turned on him, and his title is now worthless. All he has

left is the battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. On the other side is Deryn Sharp, a girl disguised as a boy in

the British Air Service. She's a brilliant pilot, but her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. When their paths

cross, it will change the future of their lives—and their world—forever.

This delicious, character-driven sci-fi features detailed drawings throughout and a complex world that readers won't soon

forget. (Scholastic)

F Wes Westerfeld, Scott Behemoth (Leviathan Series #2)

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists

will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service,

and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring

the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted

in enemy territory. Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead. (Goodreads)

F Wes Westerfeld, Scott Goliath (Leviathan Series #3)

Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as prince of

Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan,

continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek

knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they weren’t

technically enemies. The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on

board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is as it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott

Westerfeld’s brilliant trilogy. (Goodreads)

F Woo Wooding, Chris The Haunting of Alaizabel Gray

Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. Together, he and Cathaline--his friend and mentor--track down the fearful

creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London. It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray.

Alaizabel is half-crazed, lovely, and possessed. Whatever dreadful entity has entered her soul has turned her into a

strange and unearthly magnet--attracting evil and drawing horrors from every dark corner. Cathaline and Thaniel must

discover its cause--and defend humanity at all costs. (Goodreads)

F Woo Wooding, Chris Retribution Falls YA

Sky piracy is a bit out of Darian Frey's league. Fate has not been kind to the captain of the airship Ketty Jay-or his motley

crew. They are all running from something. Crake is a daemonist in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and

burdened by guilt. Jez is the new navigator, desperate to keep her secret from the rest of the crew. Malvery is a disgraced

doctor, drinking himself to death. So when an opportunity arises to steal a chest of gems from a vulnerable airship, Frey

can't pass it up. It's an easy take-and the payoff will finally make him a rich man. But when the attack goes horribly

wrong, Frey suddenly finds himself the most wanted man in Vardia, trailed by bounty hunters, the elite Century Knights,

and the dread queen of the skies, Trinica Dracken. Frey realizes that they've been set up to take a fall but doesn't know the

endgame. And the ultimate answer for captain and crew may lie in the legendary hidden pirate town of Retribution Falls.

That's if they can get there without getting blown out of the sky.

SC Ste Link, Kelly Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in an alternate universe where romance and technology

reign and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.

818 Poe Poe, Edgar Allen Steampunk Poe

A collection of some of the most popular works written by Edgar Allan Poe, combined with illustrations of steampunkinspired

art. The masque of the Red Death --The tell-tale heart -- The fall of the house of Usher -- The murders in the Rue

Morgue -- The balloon-hoax -- The spectacles -- The system of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether -- Poems: The raven ; To

Helen ; The city in the sea ; A dream within a dream ; The conqueror worm ; The bells.

818 Wel Wells, H. G. Steampunk H G Wells

Collects classic stories by H. G. Wells, featuring tales of time travel and scientific romance, and including his "The Time

Machine," "The War of the Worlds," and "The Country of the Blind,"


No classic work lends itself better to Steampunk illustrations than The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The

Country of the Blind," written by H.G. Wells, who many consider to be the father of Steampunk itself. Wells's tales of

time travel and scientific romance is the perfect collection to the Steampunkseries. Fans old and new will be delighted by

Basic and Sumberac's four-color illustrations spiked with Steampunk machinery, gadgets, and fashion.

823 She Shelley, Mary Steampunk Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of creating life and fashions an eight-foot monster, only to bring danger and

destruction to the lives of those he loves after the creature is rejected by society.

Everyone is familiar with Mary Shelley's classic novel, but no one has read it like this! Frankenstein is the long celebrated

gothic tale of a science experiment gone awry. But in this brand-new edition, Shelley's haunting horror story is

transformed with the addition of steampunk-inspired art.

With elaborate full-color illustrations throughout, this is a truly unique interpretation ofFrankenstein. It's a fresh look at a

classic story, spiked with gadgets, fashion, and steam-powered machinery inspired by the hottest trend in science-fiction.

Releasing just in time for summer reading, teens will enjoy this classic novel with an awesome steampunk twist!

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