Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 19, enjoy a discussion (22:17) about Steampunk – the books and movies that define the anachronistic genre characterized by goggles, airships, clockwork and of course, steam powered machines. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
From one story that has a machine that attracts the dead to another tale where a young boy must face a nightly visitor alone in his room, the classic ghost story is celebrated and explored in Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers. The idea behind this collection was to combine the ghost story with technology and to reflect the emerging new science of the Victorian era
Werewolves terrorize London’s East End and the legend of Spring Heeled Jack seems to have come to life as young women are terrorized by a strange creature. Animals are genetically engineered for specific tasks. Strange and wonderful inventions allow for flight and other innovations. Something is not quite right …
The General has lost his mind and the Red Valley Republic is gone. What is left is the endless war between the Line and the Gun. For those in the West there is little choice but to stay out of the way, since the Line only offers the constant advancement of their machines and industry, and the Gun whose power is in the hands of demons and chaos.