List of steampunk works


List of steampunk works

Following is a list of steampunk works in the science fiction and fantasy genres.

In literature

Modern steampunk

Novels with an unclear setting:
* "Automated Alice" by Jeff Noon (1996)
* "L'équilibre des paradoxes" by Michel Pagel
* "The Grand Ellipse" by Paula Volsky

16th century setting

"This type of setting could also indicate Clockpunk."
* "Jack Faust" by Michael Swanwick (1997)
* "Pasquale's Angel" by Paul J. McAuley (1994)

18th century setting

* "The Age of Unreason "tetralogy by Gregory Keyes -- Newton has discovered the Philosopher's Stone
* "Der Schachautomat" by Robert Löhr -- translated as "The Secrets of the Chess Machine"

19th century setting

Novels set in the Victorian era include:
* "The Affinity Bridge" by George Mann (2008) [ [http://www.scifi.co.uk/articles/2008/08/the-affinity-bridge.php Review of "The Affinity Bridge"] , Sci-Fi Channel]
* "Against the Day" by Thomas Pynchon (2006)
* "Anno Dracula" by Kim Newman (1992)
* "Anti-Ice" by Stephen Baxter (1993)
* "The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers (1983)
* Celestial Voyages series (2003) by Jeff Provine -- Interplanetary expeditions are launched in 1901.
* "The Court of the Air" by Stephen Hunt (2007)
* "The Devil in Amber" by Mark Gatiss (2007)
* "The Difference Engine" (1990) by William Gibson & Bruce Sterling -- the designs of Charles Babbage led to the wide usage of mechanical computers in Victorian England. (See difference engine)
* "Fata Morgana" by William Kotzwinkle (1977)
* "Homunculus" by James Blaylock (1986)
* "Imperial Moon" by Christopher Bulis (2000) -- A Doctor Who novel set in 1878 when Queen Victoria sends a mission to the Moon.
* "Infernal Devices" by K. W. Jeter (1987)
* "Larklight" by Philip Reeve (2006)
* "The Light Ages, House of Storms" by Ian R. MacLeod -- Set in an England where aether has been harnessed as a power source
* "Lord Kelvin's Machine" by James Blaylock (1992)
* "The Woman Between the Worlds" by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre (1994) takes place in London and Weston-Super-Mare in 1898 and early 1899, and features a substantial number of real Victorian personalities as characters, notably Aleister Crowley, Sir William Crookes, William Butler Yeats, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Machen, George Bernard Shaw, E. Nesbit, MacGregor Mathers, the members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the actress Florence Farr and others.
* "Ned the Seal" trilogy by Joe R. Lansdale:
** "Zeppelins West" (2001) [ [http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SP&Product_Code=lansdale12 Subterranean Press' "Zeppelins West" page] ]
** "Flaming London" (2006) [ [http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SP&Product_Code=lansdale18 Subterranean Press' "Flaming London" page] ]
** "The Sky Done Ripped" (TBA)
* "Seventy-Two Letters" by Ted Chiang
* "The Steampunk Trilogy" by Paul Di Filippo (1995)
* Snow by Tracy Lynn (February 1, 2003)--Set in Victorian England, a retelling of Snow White.
* "The Sundowners series" by James Swallow
* "The Vesuvius Club: A Bit of Fluff" by Mark Gatiss (October 4, 2005)
* "The Wellborn Conspiracy" series by Paul Marlowe
* "" by Various Authors
* "Whitechapel Gods" by S. M. Peters
* G. D. Falksen's noir serial "The Strange Case of the All-Seeing Ear" (part of the larger Cities of Ether setting) envisions a sci-fi cosmology based on Victorian principles of space as ether, with floating cities and flying ships, where 20th century technology is reproduced through 19th century means. [cite web | title = Steampunk's subculture revealed | author = Damon Poeter | url = http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/06/LVL211GOO2.DTL | publisher = San Francisco Chronicle | date = 2008-07-06 | accessdate = 2008-09-08]

20th/21st century setting

Novels set in a "modern" era in the later 20th and early 21st century:
* "The Horn of Mortal Danger" (1980) by Lawrence Leonard, set in a secret underground steam railway parallel to the London Underground.
* "Jigsaw Men" by Gary Greenwood
* "A Nomad of the Time Streams" by Michael Moorcock
* "Pax Britannia" by Jonathan Green(2007-08)
* "Fitzpatrick's War" by Theodore Judson

Quasi-Victorian science fiction

Stories with a futuristic and/or alternative history settings but using pseudo-steam technology and/or Neo-Victorian style.
* "Sun of Suns" by Karl Schroeder -- A steampunk-style pirate adventure set within Verga, a spherical world whose central Sun prohibits electrical devices from working, creating a neo-Victorian setting.
* "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson -- A steampunk-flavored adventure set in a nanotechnological future, with much of the action in a neo-Victorian society
* "The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" by Gordon Dahlquist
* Greatwinter trilogy, by Sean McMullen -- In the 40th century, modern, electronic technology has been rejected/suppressed leading to a reliance on simpler technologies.
** "Souls in the Great Machine"
** "The Miocene Arrow"
** "Eyes of the Calculor"
* "Space Captain Smith" by Toby Frost -- A steampunk-style adventure set in space.
* "The Peshawar Lancers" by S.M. Stirling -- Meteors devastate Europe and America in the 19th century, causing much of the British upper class to flee to India. The story is set in 2025 in a thoroughly Indianized Angrezi Raj (British Empire), with its capital in Delhi.
* "Queen Victoria's Bomb" by Ronald Clark -- In the mid 19th century; a physicist gets the idea of isotopic separation after seeing pebbles graded by size on a pebble beach, and makes an atomic bomb. He intends to use it to end the Crimean War, but it never gets used, and no difference is made to history.
* "To Visit the Queen" by Diane Duane -- Interference by the Lone Power results in a contaminated alternate universe in which Victorian Britain has developed (and used) atomic weapons.
* "Airborn" by Kenneth Oppel -- An alternate history where dirigibles are widely used due to the availability of a lighter-than-air gas known as Hydrium.
* "Skybreaker" -- The sequel to Airborn, also by Kenneth Oppel, centering around the search for a legendary lost airship known as the "Hyperion".

Other setting

* Bas-Lag set books by China Miéville
* "Ghost Novels" by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., set in an alternate present in which 19th century powers still dominate, and the human soul is a tangible thing. A world of difference engines, steam cars and de-souled zombie servants:
** "Of Tangible Ghosts" (1994)
* The Hungry City Chronicles, by Philip Reeve, set in a postapocalyptic world, but with steam technology.
* Land and Overland Trilogy by Bob Shaw
* "Mainspring" (2007) by Jay Lake, set in an alternate Earth, whose rotation is controlled by giant brass tracks.
* "Morlock Night" (1979) by K. W. Jeter; a sequel to Wells' The Time Machine.
* "Polystom" (2003) by Adam Roberts
* "The Silent Stars Go By" (1991), by James White, in which a steam engine built by Hero leads to earlier technolgical revolutions and a 1492 space mission.
* "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
* "Titus Alone" (1959) by Mervyn Peake (third book in the Gormenghast series).
* "Monster Blood Tattoo", by D.M. Cornish. A (soon to be) series of books based in the Victorian-era themed 'Half Continent'.
* "Trail of Bones" (2005) by Mark London Williams (third book in the Danger Boy series) The eponymous time traveling hero joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
* "Clockwork Heart" by Dru Pagliassotti, (2008), a steampunk fantasy novel set in the imaginary city of Ondinium includes an immense clockwork computer controlling the city's infrastructure in which a heroine on metal wings delivers messages in a city controlled by the clockwork Great Engine, built inside a mountain. [ [http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=7057 "SFRevu", April 2008] ]

Comics/graphic novels

* "The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and Heart of Empire, or The Legacy of Luther Arkwright" by Bryan Talbot
* "The Amazing Screw-On Head" by Mike Mignola
* "Avigon" by Ché Gilson and Jimmie Robinson
* "Baker Street" by Gary Reed and Guy Davis
* "Battle Chasers" by Joe Madureira
* "Captain Nemo" by Jason DeAngelis and Aldin Viray
* "Les Cités Obscures" by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten
* "D.Gray-man" by Katsura Hoshino
* "Daisy Kutter" by Kazu Kibuishi
* Elseworlds:
** "" by Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey
** "" by Brian Augustyn and Eduardo Barreto
** "" by Adisakdi Tantimedh and Galen Showman
** "Justice Riders" by Chuck Dixon and J.H. Williams III
* "The Five Fists of Science" by Matt Fraction and Steven Sanders
* "FreakAngels" by Warren Ellis
* "Fullmetal Alchemist" by Hiromu Arakawa
* "General Leonardo" by Erik Svane and Dan Greenberg
* "Girl Genius" by Phil and Kaja Foglio
* "Harry Kipling" by Simon Spurrier and Boo Cook
* "Hollow Fields", by Madeleine Rosca
* "Iron West", by Doug TenNapel [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=7350 TenNapel Strikes Gold in "Iron West"] , Comic Book Resources, May 17, 2006]
* "Ironwolf" by Howard Chaykin and Mike Mignola
* "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1898" by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
* "Mighty Tiny" by Ben Dunn:
** "Mouse Marines"
** "Tales of the Old Empire"
* "Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man" by James Vance and Ted Slampyak, based on ideas from Neil Gaiman
* "Nemesis the Warlock", Book Four: The Gothic Empire by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill
* "Neotopia" by Rod Espinosa
*"Pumpkin Scissors" by Ryoutarou Iwanaga
* "Le Régulateur" by Eric Corbeyran and Marc Moreno
* "The Remarkable Worlds of Professor Phineas B. Fuddle" by Erez Yakin and Boaz Yakin
* "Ruse" by Mark Waid and Scott Beatty
* "Scarlet Traces" by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli, a sequel to their adaptation of "H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds"
* "Sebastian O" by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell
* "Steam Detectives" manga by Kia Asamiya
* "Steampunk" by Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo
* "Stickleback" by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli
* "" by Chuck Dixon and Guido Guidi
* "Texas Steampunk" series by Lea Hernandez: "Cathedral Child" and "Clockwork Angels"

Steampunk role-playing game material

* "Ave Molech" by Morbidgames
* "Brassy's Men" by Interactivities Ink (Live action role-playing game)
* "Broken Gears" by CURS Publishing
* "Castle Falkenstein" by Mike Pondsmith
* "Deadlands
* "DragonMech" by Goodman Games
* "Etherscope" by Goodman Games
* "Forgotten Futures"
* "Gear Antique" (Japanese)
* "GURPS Steampunk" by William H. Stoddard
* "Iron Kingdoms" by Privateer Press
* "Sorcery & Steam" by Fantasy Flight Games
* ""
* "GURPS Steam Tech" edited by William Stoddard
* "Terra Incognita" by Scott Larson (Based on Fudge)
* "Terra the Gunslinger" (Japanese)
* "Unhallowed Metropolis" by Jason Soles and Nicole Vega
* "Victoriana" by Heresy Gaming
* "Warhammer Fantasy (mostly renaissance and gunpowder age in nature)
* Jeff Grubb's "Dungeons & Dragons" works usually include steampunk gnomes; most notable are the "Planescape" and "Spelljammer" settings.

In films

"Note: most of the films listed are steampunk-related either through narrative or by thematic context."
* "A Trip to the Moon" (1902)
* "The Impossible Voyage" (1904)
* "Conquest of the Pole" (1912)
* "Metropolis" (1927)
* "Frankenstein" (1931)
* "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)
* "The Invisible Man" (1933)
* "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1933 - as "Island of Lost Souls", 1977, 1996)
* "Things to Come" (1936)
* "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954)
* "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" (1958)
* "From the Earth to the Moon" (1958)
* "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1959)
* "The Time Machine" (1960, 2002)
* "Mysterious Island" (1961)
* "Master of the World" (1961)
* "Five Weeks in a Balloon" (1962)
* "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1964)
* "First Men in the Moon" (1964)
* "The City Under the Sea" (War Gods of the Deep) (1965)
* "Captain Nemo and the Underwater City" (1969)
* "Time After Time" (1979)
* "The Adventures of Mark Twain" (1985 claymation)
* "Return To Oz" (1985)
* "Young Sherlock Holmes" (1985)
* "Castle in the Sky" (1986 anime)
* "Windaria" aka. Once Upon a Time (1987 anime)
* "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1989)
* "Back to the Future Part III" (1990)
* " The Rocketeer" (1991)
* "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994)
* "The City of Lost Children" (1995)
* "Wild Wild West" (1999)
* "Sleepy Hollow" (1999)
* "" (2001)
* " Vidocq" (2001)
* "Le Pacte des Loups" (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001)
* "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003)
* "A Detective Story" (2003)
* "Casshern" (2004)
* "Hellboy" (2004)
* "Steamboy" (2004 anime)
* "Van Helsing" (2004)
* "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004)
* "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004)
* " H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds" (A proper period version of the tale - 2005)
* "Howl's Moving Castle" (2005 anime)
* "The Brothers Grimm" (2005)
* "The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello" (2005 short film)
* "The Fall" (2006)
* "The Prestige" (2006)
* "Stardust" (2007)
* "Perfect Creature" (2007)
* "The Golden Compass" (2007)
* "City Of Ember" (2008)
* "Mutant Chronicles" (a steam punk universe - steam powered spaceships) (2008)
* "" (Steampunk technology and settings) (2008)

In television

* "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.", FOX series
* "The Amazing Screw-On Head" (announced 2006 TV series)
* "Arabian Nights" (2000 TV series)
* "The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Season Two, 1993-1995)
**""Showdown"
* "The Big O", anime TV series
* "": ""
* "D.Gray-man", anime series
* "Doctor Who":
** "Pyramids of Mars"
** "The Talons of Weng Chiang"
** "Ghost Light"
* "Doctor Who (1996 film)" (For the TARDIS interior and dress style of the 8th Doctor)
* "Doctor Who Series 1 (2005)":
** "The Unquiet Dead"
* "Doctor Who Series 2 (2006)":
** "Tooth and Claw"
** "The Girl in the Fireplace"
* "Fullmetal Alchemist", anime series and movie
* "Future Boy Conan", 1978 anime series from Nippon Animation, featured the likes of Hayao Miyazaki (director, character designs, storyboards), Isao Takahata (storyboards) and Yoshiyuki Tomino (storyboards)
* "" (anime)
* "Jack of All Trades", syndicated series
* "Last Exile", 2003 anime from Gonzo Digimation
* "Legend", series
* "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World", syndicated series
* "", anime TV series
* "Pumpkin Scissors" Anime series
* "Q.E.D.", series
* "Read or Die", OVA
* "Sakura Wars", anime TV series
* "Samurai 7" a steampunk-themed anime retelling of the classic movie, "Seven Samurai"
* "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne", Sci Fi Channel series
* "Secret of Cerulean Sand", anime TV series
* "Sherlock Hound ", anime TV series (1984). Regularly featured over the top steampunk technology.
* "Steam Detectives", anime TV series
* "Storm Hawks", TV series
* "Tin Man" (2007), Sci Fi Channel miniseries
* "Trigun", anime TV series
* "The Vision of Escaflowne", anime TV series
* "Voyagers!", NBC (1982 series)
* "The Wild Wild West", ABC series

In video games

* "" (2001)
* "Atlantica Online" (2008)
* "American McGee's Alice" (2000)
* "Bang! Howdy" (2006) Wild west setting, with some purely mechanical units
* "Castlevania" series (1986-2006) Clockwork and steam-driven constructions, ranging from medieval-age to a near-futuristic (cyberpunk) setting.
* "" (An interactive game from the official BBC Doctor Who website - 2005)
* "" (1995) [http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/steampunk-games Moby Games: List of Steampunk Works] . The games are found throughout the three-page list.]
* "Final Fantasy VI" (1994)The game is listed as Final Fantasy III on the third page of the list.]
* "" (1993)
* "Grim Fandango" (1998)
* "Jade Empire" (2006)
* "Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds" (1998)
* "MediEvil II" (2000)
* "Neo Steam" (2008) The first Steam Punk MMORPG in existance
* "" (2008) Episodic Adventure/RPG that parodies steampunk and the Cthulhu Mythos
* "" (2006)
* "Sakura Wars" (1996-2006) series
* "" (1992) Steampunk elements, from characters such as Guntz through Lyle
* "Skies of Arcadia" Found on the second page of the list.] [ [http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/9/9134.phtml Skies of Arcadia Review on RPGnet] ] (Victorian Fantasy setting, where the main form of transportation is Airships) (2000)
* "SkyGunner" (2002)
* "Slouching Towards Bedlam" (2003)
* "" (1988)
* "Steambot Chronicles" (2005)
* "Steel Empire" (1992)
* "Summon Night" (2000-2008) (series)
* "Syberia" (2002-2004) series
* "The Chaos Engine" (1993-1996) seriesThe individual games can be found on the second or third pages.]
* ""
** Unmodded game: Ruins built by the near-extinct Dwemer race held automatons and steam-driven machines.
** Expansion, - The Clockwork City Created by Sotha Sil which runs primarily on steam and also Sotha Sil's steam-driven beasts.
* "Thief" (1998-2004) seriesThe individual games can be found on the first and second pages.]
* "Wachenröder" (1998)
* "" (1995)Found on the third page of the list.]

In music

These are musicians and bands that have either adopted a steampunk aesthetic in their appearance, or have a decidedly steampunk approach to their music.
*Abney ParkFact|date=January 2008
*Vernian Process [cite web | title = Vernian Process interview | author = | url = http://www.sepiachord.com/vp121906.htm | publisher = SepiaChord | date = 2006-12-19 | accessdate = 2008-05-25] [cite web | title = Interview with Joshua A. Pfeiffer (Steamaholic) | author = | url = http://etheremporium.pbwiki.com/Vernian%20Process | publisher = Aether Emporium | date = 2006-10-02 | accessdate = 2008-05-25]

Notes

External links

* [http://www.steampunk.republika.pl/arch/opedia.html "Steampunkopedia"] : compendium of all things steampunk, including Steampunk Chronology, offered by [http://www.steampunk.republika.pl/ "Retrostacja"]
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/steampunk-games "Mobygames"] 's list of steampunk video games


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