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« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2013, 03:28:17 PM »
I am excited about this new series. I love the idea of steam punk but, like many here, I have not found any that I thought was excellent. Most that I have read gets too heavy handed (for me) with their social commentary rather than concentrating on telling a good story first. I am really looking forward to seeing what Jim does. I would second Ulfgeir's recommendations as two of the better steam punk stories that I have read.

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There's a guy who lives near me with two (so far), I think self published, steam punk novels. His name is Chris Braak, check out his web site (I'll link later) they're pretty good.

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I haven't seen these. I will check them out. Thanks for the recommendation.
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« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2013, 05:10:54 PM »
Can anyone give me some steampunk recommendations?  I have attempted to get into it before but each time that I do I find something horribly written (books, comics, tv) and then start to hate it again.  I am hoping that all of you can steer me in the right direction.
Has anyone else read "Whitechapel Gods" by S.M. Peters? I haven't read any steampunk books and read this one without knowing that it was specifically in that genre. I thought it was pretty interesting - worth reading. (Its hard to recommend books with Jim Butcher as the background standard to meet.) It is not a series though; its just the one book.

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« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2013, 08:31:21 PM »
Anything new from Jim gets me excited.  I guess I'll see how I like steampunk now.  Only real exposure I have is a couple of anime features.

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« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2013, 08:33:11 PM »
I am excited about this new series. I love the idea of steam punk but, like many here, I have not found any that I thought was excellent. Most that I have read gets too heavy handed (for me) with their social commentary rather than concentrating on telling a good story first. I am really looking forward to seeing what Jim does. I would second Ulfgeir's recommendations as two of the better steam punk stories that I have read.

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There's a guy who lives near me with two (so far), I think self published, steam punk novels. His name is Chris Braak, check out his web site (I'll link later) they're pretty good.

http://chrisbraak.com/novels/
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I haven't seen these. I will check them out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2013, 08:42:32 PM »
I didn't think I liked Urban Fantasy either until I found Jim's books.  SInce I love the Alera series too, I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that I will enjoy this series as well.

Plus, there are talking cats.  I'm still stuck on that.  Yippee!
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« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2013, 08:47:09 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2013, 12:14:43 AM »
Looking forward to this series.
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« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2013, 12:58:49 AM »
For those wanting steampunk recommendations, I've highly enjoyed Devon Monk's AGE OF STEAM series—a mashup of steampunk, fantasy (magic and werewolves and the like), and western.  The first book is titled DEAD IRON, and it's a blast.  I've also enjoyed Chris Wooding's RETRIBUTION FALLS.

The website I review books and comics for has an "Intro to the Genre" steampunk list that you could look at for books:  http://www.rantingdragon.com/top-20-steampunk-books-an-introduction-to-the-genre/

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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2013, 12:52:18 PM »
For those wanting steampunk recommendations, I've highly enjoyed Devon Monk's AGE OF STEAM series—a mashup of steampunk, fantasy (magic and werewolves and the like), and western.  The first book is titled DEAD IRON, and it's a blast.  I've also enjoyed Chris Wooding's RETRIBUTION FALLS.

The website I review books and comics for has an "Intro to the Genre" steampunk list that you could look at for books:  http://www.rantingdragon.com/top-20-steampunk-books-an-introduction-to-the-genre/
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« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
I actually am not a huge fan of steam punk.
It looks neat, but the substance is lacking for the most part.
Hopefully Jim will create something with depth.

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« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2013, 05:39:28 PM »
I'm considering reading The Half-Made World.

I'll try next week, for now I'm waiting The Tyrant's Law thats comes out tomorrow..

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« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2013, 10:38:15 PM »
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Ulfgeir - about this book, one of the reviewers on Amazon mentions something awful.
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Is that really true or is it one of those "I'll make up stuff so people won't buy this book" things? I can handle anything, but that is one concept I can't handle.  :(
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« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2013, 01:23:19 AM »
Ulfgeir - about this book, one of the reviewers on Amazon mentions something awful.
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Is that really true or is it one of those "I'll make up stuff so people won't buy this book" things? I can handle anything, but that is one concept I can't handle.  :(
I've read that book and have no recollection of that AT ALL. If it happens it's NOT on screen and not one of the 2 leads. One has had some bad things happen to them, but I don't recall it being precisely THAT. I may have a faulty recollection, but something like that tends to stick out to me.
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« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2013, 03:16:17 AM »
I'm with whingnut Spot. I have very strong feelings about this and I certainly don't remember anything like that from the book.

I read the first book in the series that you recommended Fox. I liked it. I don't know if some of the elements will work well in a series
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but I enjoyed the first story. I will buy the second. I understand that the third has been delayed by real life.

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For those wanting steampunk recommendations, I've highly enjoyed Devon Monk's AGE OF STEAM series—a mashup of steampunk, fantasy (magic and werewolves and the like), and western.  The first book is titled DEAD IRON, and it's a blast.  I've also enjoyed Chris Wooding's RETRIBUTION FALLS.

I bought Retribution Falls. My daughter snagged it to read when I got it home and I never got around to reading it. I will have to find it and try it out.
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« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2013, 12:05:13 PM »
Well, I'll start readinf the Half-Made World today.. It seens The Tyrant's Law is due to 14 May not March, It's just me who missread the release date :-(