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“The Goblin Emperor” – Is It Really Steampunk?

Book Review: The Goblin Emperor By Katherine Addison Spoiler Alert!   Summary A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived … Continue reading

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“The Rithmatist” – Have You Ever Worried About Chalk Art Attacking?

Book Review : The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as … Continue reading

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“Larklight” – Space Pirates, Spiders and a Prim Victorian Teenager

Book Review : Larklight, A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in                                                                the Farthest Reaches of Space by Philip Reeve Spoiler Alert! Art Mumby has … Continue reading

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“Goblin Secrets” – A Creative Convoluted Tale

Book Review : Goblin Secrets by William Alexander Spoiler Alert! Graba is a witch who lives in Southside in Zombay collecting children to run her errands. Rowan has mysteriously left leaving his younger brother, Rownie, feeling misplaced. Play acting is … Continue reading

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“Leviathan” – Westerfeld’s Resulting World When Steampunk and Darwin Collide

Book Review : Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Spoiler Alert! Barking spiders! The world is on the brink of WWI because the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were murdered, possibly by their own allies. Their son, Aleksander, prince of … Continue reading

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“Tunnels” – Steampunk Goes Mainstream

Book Review : Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams Spoiler Alert! Will Burrows, as an albino teenager, has not found his niche with his peers. He has discovered a passion for archaeological digs with his father, Dr. Roger Burrows. … Continue reading

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