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Are there any steampunk books that are actually...
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Are there any steampunk books that are actually good? I mean, we all think blimps are cool but not when you have to slog through a ton of YA and shitty Sci-Fi. Gross-ass picture related.
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have you read any of them?
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Hah. No.
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>>7651523
Many when I was younger. None of them really hold up though.
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>>7651557
which ones. why not.
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I wish man, there were a few that I enjoyed when I was younger. So at least there are the fond memories to tide me over.
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>>7651518
No, it's a genre for children.
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What bothers me with most steampunk literature is the high prevalence of BDSM culture in them. I just makes any kind of sexuality in the books seem shoehorned in.

Like there was one I was reading that was a decent industrial espionage story but 2/3 of the way through the main character is captured by the big bad and she is sexually assaulted by a woman in a red leather corset...for like 5 pages...and it added nothing to the story...
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>>7651731

>the main character is captured by the big bad and she is sexually assaulted by a woman in a red leather corset...for like 5 pages..
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>>7651744
Literally happens to the male MC of the Sword of Truth series

later the dominatrix joins the inexplicable Wheel of Timesque harem
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>>7651518
The His Dark Materials trilogy has steampunk aspects and that's good.
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Mortal Engines is pretty good. But not steampunk in the shitty tumblr sense
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Steampunk is the tumblr of science-fiction. For shame.
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>>7651725
who the fuck said that?
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The problem with steam punk is that it's an aesthetic without any real philosophical implications to explore. Lots of cyberpunk and science fiction doesn't explore anything but they have the potential to. Steampunk has nothing to explore but shitty adventures. That said, I do recommend The wind-up girl by Paolo Bagpipecinni. It's not exactly steam punk but it is worthwhile.
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>>7652325
Someone with good taste
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>>7651518
Leviathan is pretty good

>>7651731
well it's because the real people are into bdsm. it's unnerving, they host a parade in my town. it's like low key furries.
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>>7652325
someone hydeone
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Salmon Kingsbread Hyde, pic related
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