What are the best books by steampunk authors?

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    #1The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is one of the best time travel novels of all time, and winner of a Philip K. Dick Award in 1983. Set in an alternate past of British-ruled Egypt, it combines steampunk with magic and time travel in one riveting book.

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    Jessica Kelly
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is a great book by a steampunk author. I love that it is available in all different formats so I can read anytime, even while driving since it's available on Audible."
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    #2Agatha Heterodyne & The Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius)

    Agatha Heterodyne & The Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius)

    Agatha Heterodyne & The Beetleburg Clank is first in the Girl Genius series. Agatha Clay is a student with rotten luck destined to be a minor lab assistant. With a newfound spark of Mad Science, however, she may end up saving her university.

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    Albert Hicks
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This book would make a lovely gift for my daughter, Coco. She loves science books and at $8.95 it's a steal. At 4.5 stars it must be good!"
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    #3Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)

    Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)

    Boneshaker is book 1 in the Clockwork Century series that won the 2010 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Follow Briar Wilkes as she rescues her son from the city under the wall created by her late husband's failed invention, the Boneshaker.

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    Johnny Johnson
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "looks like a great sci-fi read!"
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    #4H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1)

    H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1)

    H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1) is an omnibus of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Invisible Man - 5 of the best novels by the Grandfather of Sci-Fi.

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    Johnny Reyes
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I have fallen in love with steampunk authors and was looking for more books by those authors. With the entire Classic Collection of H.G Wells, I was immersed completely in the steampunk style of writing and I enjoyed each of his wonderful tales. "
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    #5Fiendish Schemes (George Dower)

    Fiendish Schemes (George Dower)

    Fiendish Schemes is book 2 in the George Dower trilogy. From the author who coined the term steampunk, K.W. Jeter, it follows the adventures of George Dower, son of the Infernal Devices' inventor, after coming out of his self-imposed exile.

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    Kathleen Lynch
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Fiendish Schemes is the second entry in the George Dower trilogy, written by steampunk originator K.W. Jeter. It's a great option for fans of the genre."
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    #6The Affinity Bridge (Newbury and Hobbes)

    The Affinity Bridge (Newbury and Hobbes)

    The Affinity Bridge is a steampunk mystery set in Victorian London that's on the verge of revolution. From Sunday Times bestselling novelist and scriptwriter, it's the first in the thrilling Newburry and Hobbes series.

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    Larry Carlson
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The affinity Bridge is absolutely one of my favorite steampunk novels. It is a bout a mystery set in Victorian Londan and details a revolution, a thrilling read for all ages."
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    #7V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta is set in a totalitarian world, without freedom and identity. A defining work by author Alan Moore and illustrator David Llyod, it remains one of the highest achievements of comics or graphic novel today.

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    Maria Fox
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "V for Vendetta is an interesting book, but is not my favorite of Alan Moore's works. The story is a bit slow and not quite as thrilling as some of his other works, but it is still worthwhile to check out when looking for something to do."
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    #8The Steampunk Trilogy

    The Steampunk Trilogy
    The Steampunk Trilogy welcomes readers into the world of steampunk - a reimagined 19th century run by weird science. With historical and imaginary figures abound, it perfectly demonstrates the unique subgenre offspring of sci-fi and postmodernism.
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    Joseph Perry
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "If you like steampunk books this is a must read and you will get indulged in it ."
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    #9In Darkness Clockwork Shine (Penny Dread Tales)

    In Darkness Clockwork Shine (Penny Dread Tales)
    In Darkness Clockwork Shine is the third book in the steampunk and alternate history series, the Penny Dread Tales. It was released in 2013. It was authored by 10 writers including Peter Wacks, Sam Knight, and Gerry Huntman.
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    Bruce Davidson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "really cool steampunk book. this is one of those books that if you like steampunk stuff you will love this. it's very enjoyable to read."
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    #10Black Crowns (Black River Irregulars)

    Black Crowns (Black River Irregulars)
    Black Crowns is the second book of the Black River Irregulars series,  a science fiction and fantasy series for young adults written by Richard Lee Byers. It is about a group of brave mercenaries.
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    Sara Beck
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Followup of his first Black River Novel. This time the crew is re-visiting the scene of Canice previous life as a rebel in a neighboring state. Not sure that the topic fits. "

Summary

Best What are the best books by steampunk authors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Anubis GatesBooks 34 Paid
2Agatha Heterodyne & The Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius)Books 29 Paid
3Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)Books 28 Paid
4H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1)Books 26 Paid
5Fiendish Schemes (George Dower)Books 24 Paid
6The Affinity Bridge (Newbury and Hobbes)Books 21 Paid
7V for VendettaBooks 20 Paid
8The Steampunk TrilogyBooks 18 Paid
9In Darkness Clockwork Shine (Penny Dread Tales)Books 0 Paid
10Black Crowns (Black River Irregulars)Books 0 Paid
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