What are the best Steampunk books of all time?

  1. #1
    AT
    Written on January 8, 2017
    Aaryan Trivedi
    "I would look at the reviews and description of Captain Nemo Trilogy In Search of the Castaways, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island book on Amazon. If I thought it was one of the best Steampunk books of all time, I would purchase it."
  2. #2
    AJ
    Written on February 28, 2017
    Aarav Jindal
    "I never really thought of The Time Machine as being a sort of precursor of the steampunk genre. But after thinking about it for a bit, it fits. I should note that the book is out of copyright, so I can get an ebook version for free, so this may not have been the best link."
  3. #3
    DD
    Written on February 12, 2017
    David Dunn
    "The Difference Engine, I learned, is considered the granddaddy of the steampunk genre. The Amazon page provided both a place to buy it, and (my favorite aspect of Amazon) a list of similar works. This definitely helped get me started."
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    NC
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Nathan Chen
    "The Anubis Gates is a book about time travel by Tim Powers. It has won the Philip K Dick Award. It is highly rated on Amazon, receiving 4 out of 5 stars. There is something very interesting about 1800's London under the power of Ancient Egyptian Gods. It deserves a spot on the list of best steampunk books of all time."
  2. #5
    JA
    Written on January 10, 2018
    Jason Armstrong
    "When I read the book synopsis of this book, it seemed like a great story line and I was anxious to read it. Most of the reviews were also very favorable. However, the writing is so terrible and boring that I had a tough time getting through it. It seemed like it was written by a talent-less high school student."
  3. #6
    AH
    Written on January 16, 2018
    Amanda Huang
    "I love Steampunk books. I found out about Homunculus and I have to say that I do not like it at all. This book is incredibly boring. I didn't enjoy any of the characters. The setting is not that interesting, either, and the motivations of the characters are hard to figure out. My friends liked the book, but I did not. I just found it too boring and stale to enjoy. Do not buy this book."
  4. #7
    LC
    Written on January 17, 2018
    Lawrence Chapman
    "While a good story, War of the Worlds is not a Steampunk story. I was looking for Steampunk stories for a gift since that's what was requested. This came up in the recommended list but isn't really a good idea."
  5. #8
    KB
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Kyle Brewer
    "I came to this novel from the movie Hugo, directed by Martin Scorcese. At first I didn't know quite what to make of it: a 500+ page, steampunk-inspired story about a kid who lives in the walls of a train station in Paris (?!). But 100 or so pages in, I was hooked. I don't know that this stands among the very best steampunk novels, but it certainly stands out on its own."
  6. #9
    TH
    Written on January 15, 2018
    Teresa Hicks
    "The Aeronaut's Windless is a great solution for Steampunk books of all time. Jim Butcher is a captivating author who held me captive in the world of Cinder Spires series. I loved this book and will bee reading it again."
  7. #10
    BS
    Written on January 11, 2018
    Bobby Shaw
    "I have tried to read this book and enjoy it three separate times. The Warlord of Air is hardly steampunk and it's a stretch to even use that word to describe the style and details in the novel itself. "Steampunk touch," maybe, but it is far from the best. Although it is set in the right time period, this book barely shares details of anything really interesting and only focuses on an unnecessary love story."
  8. #11
    PP
    Written on March 15, 2018
    Peter Pierce
    "This is not for everyone, and it wasn't for me. The stories are outrageous and I strongly suspect meant to offend. All sorts of taboo issues are on full display, but not even dealt with in any sort of thoughtful, interesting manner. Certainly not for the squeamish or easily offended, but even those with a taste for the offbeat will be a bit bored by the stale presentation."
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Best Steampunk books of all time
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Captain Nemo Trilogy In Search of the Castaways, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island Books 224 Paid
2 The Time Machine Books 169 Paid
3 The Difference Engine Books 167 Paid
4 The Anubis Gates Books 144 Paid
5 The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Books 106 Paid
6 Homunculus Books 96 Paid
7 The War of the Worlds Books 69 Paid
8 The Invention of Hugo Cabret Books 51 Paid
9 The Aeronaut's Windless Books 35 Paid
10 The Warlord of Air Books 4 Paid
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