Victoria’s Challenge: Steampunk

coverI’ve decided to “throw my fishing net over the huge amount of a variety of New Titles we are receiving daily.” I’ve ventured into the unknown genre of Steampunk with Dexter Palmer’s The Dream of Perpetual Motion.

This is a bright example of Steampunk genre in modern literature. It’s inheriting steam power elements in the form of a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis and fictional technological inventions, such as the cryogenically frozen body of Prospero, the genius and industrial magnate. This is Dexter Palmer’s  debut novel, that combines the best traditions of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne and William Shakespeare.

2 thoughts on “Victoria’s Challenge: Steampunk

  1. Rachael 7 September 2010 / 11:47 pm

    As a steampunk fan, I tried to like this book. I really did try. But if I get to the sticker on page 33 and it isn’t doing it for me, I give up. Unfortunately, this happened with this book. I did feel bad about it, though!

    • Dr. Curiosity 8 September 2010 / 2:31 pm

      As someone who writes in the Steampunk genre himself (albeit in a different medium), I’m curious: was there anything in particular about the book that wasn’t grabbing you, or made it hard to like?

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