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Book Blitz And Giveaway: The Forgotten Child by Lorhainne Eckhart – Autism Awareness Month Book Choice
Because April is Autism Awareness Month, I am proud to highlight this important cause, by showcasing a novel, that is centered around the subject. The Forgotten Child by Lorhainne Eckhart features a young boy, who shows all the symptoms but is not (yet) diagnosed. It is […]
Do you love steam punk? If you have never read Steam Punk novels before, I invite you to read the following guest post by Paula Creedon, on the 5 Elements of Steampunk & Why You Should Add it to Your TBR List. It opened my eyes to the genre, I must admit, I am not too familiar with. Something I will change with certainty!
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5 Elements of Steampunk & Why You Should Add it to Your TBR List
Steampunk is science fiction which takes place in the past. An alternate history where inventions, gadgets, and personal conveniences do not belong, and yet, are there. Often these inventions are powered by steam, hydraulics, clockwork, gyroscopic action, or pretty much anything but gasoline. The author has to create a beautiful Victorian setting where mechanical items exist that shouldn’t in Victorian history.
2. Strong Female Characters
It was in the Victorian era that feminism grew by leaps and bounds and the suffrage movement gained major traction. Because of the strong influences of women in the time period in which steampunk has its roots, they tend to take centerstage in the interpretation of this genre. Who doesn’t like a woman who steals the show or takes charge?
3. Action and Adventure
What would inventive fiction be without an inventive plotline? In Steampunk you will find a bit of drama, a bit of fantasy, a tad of mystery, but generally, you’ll find adventure that expands the horizons of your imagination… often viewed from an airship or mechanical animal.
Not many genres can boast an entire theme of Cosplay. People love to dress in steampunk fashions for Comic Cons, book conventions, Halloween, and parties. Even the high fashion world has runway shows dedicated to this style of dressing. Go to Etsy and search “steampunk” you’ll find all sorts of fun things to wear while you read.
5. It’s More Familiar Than You Think
The gifs in this post are all from movies or shows you may have watched: Wild Wild West with Will Smith, Stardust with Claire Danes, the animated film, Howl’s Moving Castle, and episodes of Dr. Who. If you’ve loved any of these shows, you’ve already gotten a taste of Steampunk. Don’t pass up the chance to read a book or watch a movie just because of the clever combination of past and present themes. Give it a try and you may find yourself a new fan of the genre!
By Pauline Creeden
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Ready for another exciting Young Adult novel? Then check out the newly released “The Game Begins” by Victoria Danann, promising an interesting combination of Science Fiction and Fantasy in a High School setting. I loved the excerpt you can find below. Don’t forget to enter […]