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What are the best Steampunk books of all time?

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    Gloria Woods
    Written on September 28, 2017
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      Aaryan Trivedi
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "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."
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      Aaryan Trivedi
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "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."
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      Ann Shaw
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "This definitely does not solve the problem at hand. The problem seems to be that the "asker" wants a database of titles of steampunk books and this merely links to one. I would not be happy with the solution to this problem if it were me."
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      Aarav Jindal
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "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."
      AJ
      Aarav Jindal
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "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."
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      Jason Newman
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I loved reading this steam punk novel. It really sucked me into the story line"
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      Denise Alvarado
      Written on May 11, 2017
      "great classic book"
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      David Dunn
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "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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      David Dunn
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "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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      Donna Nichols
      Written on June 4, 2017
      "The Difference Engine is a great steam punk book. It is fictional and has 3 main characters in it. They go on a great adventure and you can be part of it when you read it."
      JB
      Jeffrey Black
      Written on January 21, 2018
      "I couldn't get into this book. It didn't make sense to me and was not written very well."
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      Nathan Chen
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "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."
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      Nathan Chen
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "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."
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      James Freeman
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "As avid fan of Steampunk I can tell you if you're a real fan of Steampunk, then you need to read this book. To me I think this is the book that started the whole Steampunk movement and deserves a read. It will bring you more into the world of steam punk giving you a better understanding of where the movement started."
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      Kyle Ellis
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "My mom loves steampunk time travel stories and she recommended this to book me and for good reason the book is really good."
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      Paridhi Trivedi
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "This is a really great book. I very much enjoyed the genre as well as plot and characters."
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      Jason Armstrong
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "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."
      JA
      Jason Armstrong
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "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."
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      Gabriel Salgado
      Written on July 16, 2017
      "This is a real gray area when it comes to Steampunk books. This is more of a cyberpunk theme with Steampunk put in as well. It's a solid book, but it's up to you if the idea perks your interest."
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      Erika Villalobos
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "It's a good book but I'd like a list of more books that fit this genre so I can select more."
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      Terry Morris
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Not sure how this book would be classified as steampunk. It was a good read though."
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      Amanda Huang
      Written on January 16, 2018
      "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."
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      Amanda Huang
      Written on January 16, 2018
      "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."
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      Walter Peterson
      Written on June 12, 2017
      "This is the first book of a trilogy series set in a steampunk world. There aren't too many steampunk books out there so give this a look."
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      Angel Trivedi
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "Those steampunk fans out there (you know who you are) will delight in this book by James P. Blaylock."
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      Lawrence Chapman
      Written on January 17, 2018
      "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."
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      Lawrence Chapman
      Written on January 17, 2018
      "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."
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      Peter Robinson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "The War of the Worlds is an all time classic. It's basically what started steampunk. I mean, you can't even consider yourself into steampunk if you haven't checked out War of the Worlds. H.G. Wells is the man."
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      Dorothy Murphy
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "I really loved reading The War of the Worlds. It's a famous work of science fiction and I always wanted to take the time to read it. If you enjoy steampunk, you'll really enjoy this book."
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      Kenneth Hamilton
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I would look at the reviews and description of The War of the Worlds book on Amazon. If I thought it was one of the best Steampunk books of all time, I would purchase it."
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      Kyle Brewer
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "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."
      KB
      Kyle Brewer
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "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."
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      Richard Lane
      Written on January 12, 2018
      "I didn't really care for this book. The characters seemed flat and uninteresting, the story just couldn't hold my interest. I really tried to enjoy it but just couldn't."
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      Evelyn Kennedy
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "This book solves the problem for sure. It has an engaging and very interesting plot. It has great reviews already and I expect the number to continue to grow."
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      Howard Holmes
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "Wow a book this thick and big you wouldn't think there would be pictures in it but there are and they're great."
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      Teresa Hicks
      Written on January 15, 2018
      "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."
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      Teresa Hicks
      Written on January 15, 2018
      "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."
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      Teresa Hamilton
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "1,580 customer reviews resulted in just under 5 stars. I love reading books on kindle as well and Amazon offers solutions for purchasing printed books as well. The subject line is on point. This is a great solution."
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      Arthur Parker
      Written on April 28, 2017
      "The Aeronaut's Windless is a fantastic book and it really impressed me"
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      Bobby Shaw
      Written on January 11, 2018
      "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."
      BS
      Bobby Shaw
      Written on January 11, 2018
      "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."
      JA
      Justin Aguilar
      Written on April 24, 2017
      "This is a cool book, but I wouldn't really call it steampunk. It has some steampunk elements to it for sure and it may be one of the ones that started out the whole genre with some of its ideas, but as a whole I wouldn't classify it steampunk. Still worth reading."
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      Christine Thompson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I wanted the best Steampunk books of all time. I found Warlord of Air by a recommendation from a friend. It has been great and a great book that I can't put down."
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      Gregory Graham
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "The warlord of air is one of my favorite steampunk books of all time"
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      Peter Pierce
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "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."
      PP
      Peter Pierce
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "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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      Hannah Fisher
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "This does not look like a good book. I would not even read this subject. However if I did, I feel like other books would be better"
      HF
      Hannah Fisher
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "This does not look like a good book. I would not even read this subject. However if I did, I feel like other books would be better"
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      Juan Larson
      Written on April 16, 2018
      "Good action and interesting characters in this steampunk themed book."
      JL
      Juan Larson
      Written on April 16, 2018
      "Good action and interesting characters in this steampunk themed book."
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      Jacob Flores
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "Paranormal romance is hands down my favorite sub genre. I am always happy when I see it done right. I can say that there is a new star on the scene with Cassandra Clare. The cover drew me in, and the story did not dissapoint. I also liked the fact that this was a full novel and not a novella like so many other so-called books published nowadays."
      JF
      Jacob Flores
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "Paranormal romance is hands down my favorite sub genre. I am always happy when I see it done right. I can say that there is a new star on the scene with Cassandra Clare. The cover drew me in, and the story did not dissapoint. I also liked the fact that this was a full novel and not a novella like so many other so-called books published nowadays."
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      Antonio Solano
      Written on May 13, 2018
      "Steampunk is everywhere, and it continues to invade every kind of genre. This one is a mix of both steampunk and magic, set in Victorian London. Some of the world building is interesting, but the main characters are just so utterly boring. When they need things to work out, it does. When they need time to argue about something, or a speed bump to let them show off some steampunk gadget, a bump shows up just long enough for that before being conveniently cleared out of the way without major issue. It feels like the author is just going by rote, and dashing it off as fast as possible to get to the next story."
      AS
      Antonio Solano
      Written on May 13, 2018
      "Steampunk is everywhere, and it continues to invade every kind of genre. This one is a mix of both steampunk and magic, set in Victorian London. Some of the world building is interesting, but the main characters are just so utterly boring. When they need things to work out, it does. When they need time to argue about something, or a speed bump to let them show off some steampunk gadget, a bump shows up just long enough for that before being conveniently cleared out of the way without major issue. It feels like the author is just going by rote, and dashing it off as fast as possible to get to the next story."
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      Louis Johnson
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "I never heard about Steampunk before as a subgenre of Sci-Fi. It is a neat discovery to see how technology that we would consider to be very old can be used in a futuristic setting to tell a really cool story."
      LJ
      Louis Johnson
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "I never heard about Steampunk before as a subgenre of Sci-Fi. It is a neat discovery to see how technology that we would consider to be very old can be used in a futuristic setting to tell a really cool story."
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      Jacob Sullivan
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "An amusing and interesting story, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is set in a steampunk world which is quite the interesting setting when it comes to the technology and innovation it contains. It can be quite funny at times but also very serious when it starts to get down to the nitty gritty of it all. Give it a try and you wont be disappointed."
      JS
      Jacob Sullivan
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "An amusing and interesting story, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is set in a steampunk world which is quite the interesting setting when it comes to the technology and innovation it contains. It can be quite funny at times but also very serious when it starts to get down to the nitty gritty of it all. Give it a try and you wont be disappointed."
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      James Torres
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "Catherynne M. Valente does a very nice job of character development in this tale of adventure and love. The descriptions of Palimpsest are richly detailed but the plot is unexpectedly simple. There is a lot of sex in the book but most of it is tastefully, if not poetically, written."
      JT
      James Torres
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "Catherynne M. Valente does a very nice job of character development in this tale of adventure and love. The descriptions of Palimpsest are richly detailed but the plot is unexpectedly simple. There is a lot of sex in the book but most of it is tastefully, if not poetically, written."

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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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