I am met with blank looks whenever I am asked what my favorite genre is and I respond "Steampunk". This doesn't surprise me as Steampunk is a fairly new subgenre. It is usually set in an Victorian alternate history setting and can be thought of as a story that explores what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner. It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.
Leviathan and Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld, are great choices for those of you who are interested in jumping in and exploring this fantastic genre. Set in an alternate WWI, these books take you away to a mesmerizing world of walkers, beasties, battles, and intrigue. Why not check them out today?
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.