17 Unique Steampunk Books from the Past 35 Years

By our watch, these steampunk-filled tales are sure to make time fly.

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The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Trilogy

Buy Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl at Amazon

Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

By Theodora Goss

The Age of Unreason Trilogy

Buy The Age of Unreason at Amazon

The Age of Unreason

By Greg Keyes

Buy The Steampunk Trilogy at Amazon

The Steampunk Trilogy

By Paul Di Filippo

The Wildenstern Saga

Buy Merciless Reason at Amazon

Merciless Reason

By Oisín McGann

The Aether Universe

Buy The Light Ages at Amazon

The Light Ages

By Ian MacLeod

The Clockwork Century series

Buy Boneshaker at Amazon


By Cherie Priest

Buy The Anubis Gates at Amazon

The Anubis Gates

By Tim Powers

Electric Empire

Buy The Diabolical Miss Hyde at Amazon

The Diabolical Miss Hyde

By Viola Carr

New Crobuzon Series

Buy Perdido Street Station at Amazon

Perdido Street Station

By China Miéville

Buy Agatha H. and the Airship City at Amazon

Agatha H. and the Airship City

By Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio

Buy The Goblin Emperor  at Amazon

The Goblin Emperor

By Katherine Addison

Buy Steamfunk! at Amazon


By Edited by Milton J. Davis

The Half-Made World series

Buy The Half Made World at Amazon

The Half Made World

By Felix Gilman

His Dark Materials

Buy The Golden Compass at Amazon

The Golden Compass

By Philip Pullman


Buy The World Beneath at Amazon

The World Beneath

By James Gurney

Buy The Steampowered Globe at Amazon

The Steampowered Globe

By Edited by Rosemary Lim and Maisarah Abu Samah

Buy The Difference Engine at Amazon

The Difference Engine

By Bruce Sterling and William Gibson