Want More Steampunk?
August 16, 2012 | Alice | Comments (0)
It's not just a fashion statement! As much as our featured book this week is a non-fiction how-to, steampunk is a literary subgenre as well. It is intended to evoke the same aesthetic and romance of a time gone by and what could have been, an alternate universe of sorts.
Are you curious? There are a few fine steampunk titles and series in the teen collections, some of which you have maybe heard of. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, for example, has been wildly popular. You might also want to try Scott Westerfeld's series that starts with Leviathan and continues on with Behemoth and Goliath. Another great title is Kady Cross' The Girl in the Steel Corset.
If you'd like to dig deeper, you can also find a good deal more to read in both the adult and teen collections on our catalogue by simply entering "steampunk fiction."
And if you want something to watch? The movie that always leap to mind first when I think steampunk is Wild Wild West. It's an older movie, I know, and maybe harder to get hold of, btu it is a lot of fun. Alternately, you might check out the newer Sherlock Holmes movies, which have some of that same feel.