Tag Archives: Steampunk

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Guardian by A.J. Hartley

One of my more delightful discoveries last year was the Steeplejack series by A.J. Hartley.   A “steeplejack” is a craftsman who repairs chimneys, church steeples, and the like.  In a 19th-century milieu like that of the Steeplejack series, it is … Continue reading

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Bennis Brings the Blood & Thunder from Above in By Fire Above

Bennis wrote one of my favorite books last year with The Guns Above.  By Fire Above may not quite reach those same lofty heights, but it is one hell of a sequel.  As before, By Fire Above is one equal … Continue reading

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Review of For Steam and Country by Jon Del Arroz

Jon Del Arroz’s steampunk YA novel, For Steam and Country, shows a lot of promise, but unfortunately it too often typifies what I like least about both steampunk and YA.

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My Top 5 All-Time Steampunk Stories

I’ve been Tweeting out links to old reviews all month in honor of #SteampunkMonth.  Yesterday, Jon Del Arroz posted his all-time top 5 Steampunk novels to the Superversive SF blog (Arroz has a Steampunk novel of his own coming out … Continue reading

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Giveaway! And Review of Firebrand by A.J. Hartley

I was all kinds of impressed by Hartley’s Steeplejack. Firebrand improves on it. Hartley is more confident in his story, his setting, and his characters, and it shows. Ang Sutonga is back as a private detective/secret agent for parliamentary backbencher … Continue reading

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Review of Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

I don’t read much YA. If there is much as good as Steeplejack out there, I need to read a lot more. Steeplejack follows a 17-year-old chimney repairer turned private investigator in a fantasy South Africa. The story following her … Continue reading

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Giveaway! The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

You’ve probably already read my review of The Guns Above and my interview with the author, Robyn Bennis.  You haven’t?  Go do that now! Ok, welcome back.  So now you probably want to read it!  But maybe you are a … Continue reading

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