Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday { 13 }

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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 The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature
by Jeff VanderMeer
(May 1, 2011 -- Abrams Image)
Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

How have I not known about this?! There are few things in the world I love more than steampunk, so this is probably going to be a must-buy for me. I'm already salivating over the pictures and illustrations that must be inside, and I haven't even seen them yet. Luckily, I only have to wait until May 1st!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 


  1. Steampunk is an intriguing genre...I haven't read any of these books yet, but I'm captivated.

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  2. This sounds totally awesome! I just finished reading The Girl in the Steel Corset and loved it. I hope you enjoy this one when it comes out!

  3. This looks really cool. Steampunk is really interesting, enjoy reading! New follower.

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  4. This sounds like a really interesting book! All about steampunk! My friend would definitely enjoy this, but I haven't read any steampunk books yet.

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  5. Oooh, a Steampunk Bible! Awesome choice. I love it!

  6. So cool! I love bibles and references and ultimate guides of all kinds. Sounds like a fun read :)