Steampunk/Science Fiction Book Suggestions

For July 2018 we will be reading Steampunk/Science Fiction.
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Re: Steampunk/Science Fiction Book Suggestions

Post by hsimone » 09 Jul 2018, 07:47

gali wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:26
hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I did and I loved it. :)
That's awesome to hear! I've requested the first one from the library. :D
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Post by hsimone » 09 Jul 2018, 07:48

Bianka Walter wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 15:02
hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I read the Lunar Chronicles (under duress) because they were recommended to me. It really didn't sound like my cup of tea.
I was wrong.
I LOVED the series.
Such easy fun reads, and kept me hooked.
I would definitely recommend them, especially for steampunk month :)
Ooo...that's great to hear! I've requested it from my library, so hopefully, I'll get the chance to read the first one by the end of this month! :D
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Post by Bianka Walter » 09 Jul 2018, 08:03

hsimone wrote: ↑
09 Jul 2018, 07:48
Bianka Walter wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 15:02
hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I read the Lunar Chronicles (under duress) because they were recommended to me. It really didn't sound like my cup of tea.
I was wrong.
I LOVED the series.
Such easy fun reads, and kept me hooked.
I would definitely recommend them, especially for steampunk month :)
Ooo...that's great to hear! I've requested it from my library, so hopefully, I'll get the chance to read the first one by the end of this month! :D
Please let us know what you think. I was so pleasantly surprised!
There are four main books, so be prepared to put some time aside :)
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Post by gali » 09 Jul 2018, 10:57

hsimone wrote: ↑
09 Jul 2018, 07:47
gali wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:26
hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I did and I loved it. :)
That's awesome to hear! I've requested the first one from the library. :D
Great! :)
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Post by Athena612 » 09 Jul 2018, 22:36

hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
These are on my list to read...once I graduate university.

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 21 Jul 2018, 22:13

I don't believe I've ever heard the term Steampunk/Science Fiction. It sounds interesting. Now I just need to figure out which one should be my first.

Hmm... I wonder if I've actually read one in the past and just didn't realize that's what it was. The definition of Steampunk sounds more familiar than the term itself. But, no titles are coming to mind.

Thank you for coming up with this. Exposure to new genres is a bonus to the OnlineBookClub that I didn't expect. It just gets better and better the longer I'm here. πŸ’•

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 21 Jul 2018, 22:21

Gravy wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 02:05
Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
Is a graphic novel basically an adult version of a comic book?

The premise of the story Lazarus sounds interesting. Are graphic novels available for Kindle, or are they something I need to get in hardcopy?
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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 21 Jul 2018, 22:37

Gravy wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:00
For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
Timekeeper sounds interesting too...Oh, decisions, decisions...lol

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 21 Jul 2018, 22:41

gali wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:26
hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I did and I loved it. :)
What is it about?

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Post by gali » 21 Jul 2018, 23:28

Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 22:41
gali wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:26
hsimone wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 06:49
Has anyone ever read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? I've been curious about this series for a while, but never made the leap.
I did and I loved it. :)
What is it about?
Each book in the series is a Re-tellings of a classic fairy-tale, and they all tie together in the final book. The first book is about A cyborg Cinderella. It is fun reading. :)
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by Gravy » 22 Jul 2018, 05:33

Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 22:21
Gravy wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 02:05
Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
Is a graphic novel basically an adult version of a comic book?

The premise of the story Lazarus sounds interesting. Are graphic novels available for Kindle, or are they something I need to get in hardcopy?
Graphic novels are a just comics all gathered together (both adult and juvenile). So the first Lazarus graphic novel is the first 5 or 6 comics in the series.
They are available in the Kindle format. :D

I absolutely love this series. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, if you decide to read it. :tiphat:
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Post by Gravy » 22 Jul 2018, 05:34

Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 22:37
Gravy wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:00
For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
Timekeeper sounds interesting too...Oh, decisions, decisions...lol
I know!
So many books, so little time. :lol:
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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 23 Jul 2018, 18:33

gali wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 23:28
Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 22:41
gali wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:26


I did and I loved it. :)
What is it about?
Each book in the series is a Re-tellings of a classic fairy-tale, and they all tie together in the final book. The first book is about A cyborg Cinderella. It is fun reading. :)
Sounds good. I'll check them out. Thank you.

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 23 Jul 2018, 18:36

Gravy wrote: ↑
22 Jul 2018, 05:33
Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 22:21
Gravy wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 02:05
Greg Rucka's Lazarus graphic novels. Seriously my favorite graphic novels so far.

Their science fiction aspect is mostly the lazarus themselves. Enhanced humans to act as their family's defense/weapon against the other families. Set in a dystopian future, the world is broken into new territories, each ruled by a family, each family has a lazarus).


I absolutely love this series, and Forever Carlyle is awesome. :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating: :romance-heartbeating:
Is a graphic novel basically an adult version of a comic book?

The premise of the story Lazarus sounds interesting. Are graphic novels available for Kindle, or are they something I need to get in hardcopy?
Graphic novels are a just comics all gathered together (both adult and juvenile). So the first Lazarus graphic novel is the first 5 or 6 comics in the series.
They are available in the Kindle format. :D

I absolutely love this series. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, if you decide to read it. :tiphat:
I had a sample sent to my Kindle. I'll check it out and let you know. πŸ’•

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 23 Jul 2018, 18:45

Gravy wrote: ↑
22 Jul 2018, 05:34
Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
21 Jul 2018, 22:37
Gravy wrote: ↑
08 Jul 2018, 07:00
For a non-graphic novel suggestion, there's a YA series that has a strange, rather light take on steampunk.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (followed by Chainbreaker)

It's steampunk by way of clockworks, but with a fantasy/supernatural bent to it.

Clocks keep time running. When a clock stops ticking, time stops moving.

It really is steampunk lite. :lol:
It also has some interesting editing, to portray the stuttering of time.
May be a bit too much fantasy to count here, but I suppose that's up to the reader. :D
Timekeeper sounds interesting too...Oh, decisions, decisions...lol
I know!
So many books, so little time. :lol:
Exaaactly... but it's a wonderful problem to have. What would life be without books?
:cry2:

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