the Little Red Reviewer

Steampunk Bible, my first looks

Posted on: May 23, 2011

We picked up Jeff Vandermeer’s  The Steampunk Bible the other day, and while I haven’t had a ton of time to look through it, I’ve drooled over the photos and read a handful of the guest essays.


as you can see, It’s book pornalicious.



Cat Valente? After reading your essay, I love you even MORE! “parents, talk to your children about steampunk . . “
(more photos after the jump) .

It might look a little pricey, but chock full of color photos and artwork, and with  essays about the birth(s) of Steampunk, authors, artists, fashionistas, musicians, subgenres, movies, anime and more, The Steampunk Bible is a must have for fans of the genre.   Be warned though, once you pick this book up at the bookstore, it will come home with you! And you’ll lose track of time and dinner won’t get made and laundry won’t get done. Or wait, maybe that’s just me?




About these ads

8 Responses to "Steampunk Bible, my first looks"

I’m a steampunk virgin (I’ve read only ‘The Anubis Gates’ by Tim Powers and ‘Chasm City’ by Alastair Retnolds) but last week started to write my first story within the subgenre. I’m fascinated by the artwork.

I’ll keep an eye out for this, thanks

Steampunk is awesome, it really is. There is just so much about it to love and this book looks like it does a great job of capturing that feeling. I’ll be looking for this at BN next time I am in there.

And although I’m not sure I would classify Chasm City as steampunk (which matters not), I highly recommend the book. It is one of those books that proves that space opera still has a place in today’s science fiction landscape.

Man, this looks so awesome. I really love steampunk, so this book looks like it’s been made for me.
Great review! Thanks for the wonderful pictures (Howl’s Moving Castle!! *screams with joy*)

Procrastin8or – Anubis Gates is a classic, and one of my faves!

I was less than impressed with the one Reynolds I read, and I’ve been meaning to give him another shot, sounds like Chasm City is the way to go!

Carl – you will LOVE this. When buying hardbacks at brand new prices, sometimes I worry about sticker shock or buyers remorse. NOT THIS TIME!

nlmars – I know, right? there were also some blurbs on Castle in the Sky too, and some other sweet looking Japanese stuff that I’ve never even heard of. Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite Miyazaki!

I see from your list you have only read “Revelation Space”. That series is very good, but heavy going. May I humbly recommend both Chasm City and Century Rain?

Wow, that’s niiiiiice. Going on my wish list :D

I just got mine last week but haven’t had time to read it yet. I know what I’ll be doing this 3 day weekend!


[...] same time I had an idea for my first steampunk story, fellow wordpress blogger Little Red Reviewer posted this review of “The Steampunk Bible”. On that recommendation I have since purchased the book for research [...]

join the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

2014 Hugo Awards

Looking for my reviews of the Hugo winners and nominees? Start here.

Follow me on Twitter!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,079 other followers

subscribe in a reader

Vintage SF

Lies of Locke Lamora Read Along

Bookstore Bookblogger Connection

You're a book blogger too? Or a Bookseller? Come get involved in a wonderful new project Bookstore Bookblogger Connection!

Local Friends


FTC Stuff

some of the books reviewed here were free ARCs supplied by publishers/authors/other groups. Some of the books here I got from the library. the rest I *gasp!* actually paid for. I'll do my best to let you know what's what.
%d bloggers like this: