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A place to recommend and discuss great literature. Not limited at all to steampunk but books that we steampunk fans may ALSO enjoy. Books of any time and place!

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Some authors to start with..

I posted some topics that are basically just author names or perhaps a brief bit of editorializing. Take it from there, please please feel free to start discussions by Author, Title, Series, whatever.

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Barker and Lewellyn

Started by Basil Weeks and Cyril Tewksbury. Last reply by Basil Weeks and Cyril Tewksbury Jul 29. 2 Replies

Basil: Has anyone read Will Thomas's Barker and Lewellyn mysteries? We're partway through the latest one, 'Fatal Enquiry,' and so far are quite pleased. This is the first Will Thomas book we've…Continue

Tags: Victorian, Era, Historical, Mystery, Thomas

Sherlock Holmes: Doyle's writings vs. Downey's Performance in the 2009 movie of the same name

Started by Leane Roffey Line. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jul 11. 666 Replies

For the Holmesian among us, how many here think Downey remained true to Doyle's conceptions of Holmes and Watson's characterizations?I for one, see the use of Holme's harder side and rougher talents…Continue

Tags: Holmes, Sherlock, Books

Sherlock Holmes copyright to be tested in Court

Started by The Duke. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jun 18. 19 Replies

Leslie Klinger, noted Holmsian scholar, has filed a civil lawsuit against the Conan Doyle Estate to determine that the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are in fact in the public…Continue

BAD BOOKS

Started by Prof. Sebastian Fate. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jan 11. 253 Replies

Not every book is worth finishing .Tell us about the book you failed to finish and why it annoyed you.Or perhaps  the book you finished even though it  appalled you .The Professor takes the high…Continue

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Comment by Prof. Sebastian Fate on Saturday

Welcome aboard , Isadora .

Pretty quiet around here but you never know ...

Comment by Leslie Orton on Saturday

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #18:

                      Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/profiles/blogs/the-aether-chronic...

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Comment by Leslie Orton on September 29, 2014 at 4:02pm

Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #17:

Anything Goes at the 10th Annual Steamship Races! Surprise Winner and Vows For Revenge!

Visit this link: http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/profiles/blogs/the-aether-chronic...

Comment by Leslie Orton on September 5, 2014 at 7:15pm

The Aether Chronicle #16:

New Fad of Being "Locked In" Captures London Thrill-Seekers!

Jack The Ripper Sightings Bring Strange Rescue! 

Explore the Foreign Delights of Distant Hungary!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on September 5, 2014 at 6:34pm

The Aether Chronicle #16:

New Fad of Being "Locked In" Captures London Thrill-Seekers!

Jack The Ripper Sightings Bring Strange Rescue! 

Explore the Foreign Delights of Distant Hungary!

Chronicle%20%2316.pdf

To Subscribe To The Aether Chronicle Simply "Follow" The Discussion on Leslie Orton's Page With The Latest Edition In It's Title! To Report Any Problems, Concerns, Or Story Submissions, Contact Leslie Orton.

Comment by Leslie Orton on August 18, 2014 at 5:11pm

Hello, fellow academics! If you feel strongly about a book or magazine issue, or an article you have read, please feel free to write a review and submit it to The Aether Chronicle! Lead story in this week's edition?

Jack The Ripper Strikes!

Chronicle%20%2315.pdf

To Subscribe To The Aether Chronicle Simply "Follow" The Discussion on Leslie Orton's Page With The Latest Edition In It's Title! To Report Any Problems, Concerns, Or Story Submissions, Contact Leslie Orton.

Comment by Ichabod Temperance CP on June 22, 2014 at 5:28pm

Hello Kathryn and Heather, Ichabod Temperance here.

I will now shamelessly plug my own book series.

'The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance'

Genre: Steampunk / Paranormal

These are humourously told adventures with a light touch of romance.

I like to think that they are for early teens and up for children of all ages.

These novels contain:

-No graphic sex. {Though they are lightly sprinkled with mild innuendo.}

_No graphic violence. {There is some monster violence, but not bad, and the fight scenes are usually of a comical nature. Moreso as the series progresses.}

-No strong language.

There are four published and the fifth is just waiting on cover graphics.

Here is a link to the first. It is only .99 cents on kindle.

Cheers!

~Icky.

A Matter of Temperance

http://www.amazon.com/Matter-Temperance-Adventures-Ichabod-ebook/dp...

Comment by Heather McCorkle on June 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll have to check that series out. 

Comment by Kathryn Hauschild on June 22, 2014 at 12:31pm

The Gaslight Chronicle books are better read in order but I started on about the third one and went backward.

Another good series is The Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina.  I believe that's also the title of the first book.

For non-steampunk.  I'm reading the latest of the Irron Druid books by Kevin Hearne.  Modern but lots of interactions with various pantheions.

As to the question about children's books, I don't know what age you're looking for but a friend who is an elementary teacher recommended Clockwork Three and I just found Clockwork Key which I think is more for older kids.  Also, Hugo isn't technically steampunk but has many of the elements of it.

Comment by Heather McCorkle on June 20, 2014 at 9:08pm

I just finished Dragons & Dirigibles by Cindy Pape. It wasn't bad. I think I might enjoy it more if I read the series from the beginning though. 

My full review on it: http://heathermccorkle.blogspot.com/2014/06/dragons-dirigibles.html

 

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