Tag Archives: Steampunk

The Iron Dragon’s Daughter – Michael Swanwick

OK, let’s get this thing back in gear. Unfortunately, it’s with a DNF. I enjoyed the beginning of this, although it confused me. I enjoyed the premise, and the dragon, and although the darkness and grimness of the setting had … Continue reading

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A Study in Silks – Emma Jane Holloway

I loved this to pieces. I really did. I made the mistake of looking at others’ reviews, and I really shouldn’t do that, and I’m not going to let it affect my opinion or my rating (and will do my … Continue reading

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Alchemy of Desire … could’ve been so good

This was a preview copy from Netgalley, thank you. (This is actually quite an old review that never got here, somehow.) I have a habit (bad? Maybe) of requesting advanced readers’ copies of books or such, downloading them in ebook … Continue reading

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A Dodge, a Twist and a Tobacconist

This was a LibraryThing Member Giveaway. I’m not going to rate this. I often do rate even books I’ve been unable to finish – but this one has me puzzled. First of all – great title (although it felt like … Continue reading

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Armored Hearts – Pauline Creeden & Melissa Turner Lee (LTMG)

Why do I keep doing this to myself? After some of the encounters I’ve had with self-published authors, not to mention the dreck I’ve read for Netgalley and LibraryThing giveaways and because I got it free on Ammie, why do … Continue reading

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Heart of Perdition – Selah March

This novella came by way of Netgalley – thank you to them. Now, this is steampunk as I keep expecting it to be (and keep being disappointed). Victoriana combined with automata and dirigibles (there should always be dirigibles) and a … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Clock – Robert Appleton

Sooner or later, clockwork requires each piece to accept its nature or break. Hearts are no different. I have limited experience with steampunk. Most of what I’ve stumbled across has been romance of some sort or other, which is fine … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Beast – Christine Danse (Netgalley novella)

Expectations. A little while ago I said Royal Street was a lovely coconut-filled piece in the Netgalley chocolate box? (If I had the energy and proclivity I’d start assigning a candy type to each book; on the plus side I’d … Continue reading

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