The Crossroads of the Aether
The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson is a favorite, and Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter because it was my first;)
And here I thought I was the only one trying to "picture" what I was reading! I am also a novice to SP lit, so I am starting with collections of short stories for now.
Ooooo how I do love a good novel!
I too am without a favorite, but I just finished the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger. Book 1 is by far the best...the other books in the series were just O.K.
Oh! And the Iron Duke by Meljean Brook O'course! How can I forget. (Can you tell I love a good romance..tee he he) Romance aside, the plot is very good, and beautifully written.
I did read the Clockwork Angel, first in The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare. SOOOOO Good! I believe man or woman, you will enjoy this series. I can't wait until the next book comes out!
I would have to say that The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling and The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King rank right up there. Presently, however, I am on a nostalgia kick...re-reading Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
My spouse is not a big fiction reader, but he loves The Peshawar Lancers so much that he's read it at least twice in the last two years. I guess I'm going to have to take a peek.
On the other hand, I just finished The Iron Duke, and while it wasn't awful I'd have to say I won't be seeking out anything else by that writer. It just seemed to be trying way too hard to be STEAMPUNK, with a chunk of old school "dark, brooding and forceful" hero and some serious erotica. It just feels like it's trying to cover as many demographics as possible. At any rate, my review is here.