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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October's Featured Fiction-- STEAMPUNK!

This month's Featured Fiction is all about Steampunk! If you aren't familiar with exactly what that is here's what Wikipedia has to say about Steampunk:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

How stinkin cool does that sound? And the three books we're featuring are killer examples of the aweomeness that is Steampunk. Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series (LEVIATHAN and the new out this week, BEHEMOTH) and Richard Harland's WORLDSHAKER. Please visit our Featured Fiction page on our home site, Fallenarchangel, for book trailers and more.

Thanks to the amazing team at Simon & Schuster we've got 5 copies of each of these amazing titles to give away! So be on the lookout for the remainder of the month of October for your chance to get your very own copy.

1 comment:

Danielle (Overflowing Shelf) said...

I cannot wait to read Behemoth!! I loved Leviathan and can't wait till I have money to pick up it's sequel!