By Kerisa R

Hello, friends! My name is Kerisa, and I work in EVPL Central’s READ Center. I absolutely love stories! And I am not choosy when it comes to the format that I consume them in – books, eBooks, audiobooks, TV shows, movies – I love them all! I want to share one of my favorite subgenres with you. This genre is showing up more and more frequently, not just in books but in movies, costuming, and even music! It is most recognizable by its use of a mixture of machines and biology, leather, lace, gears, goggles, top hats, and petticoats.

What is it you might ask…

The Steampunk genre is a subgenre of Sci-Fi/Fantasy that is usually set in an alternate time period where steam was developed as the main power source instead of gasoline and electricity. We’ve been seeing it pop up more and more often in mainstream media, but it’s been here for a while. The following is a list of some titles that you can find in the EVPL catalog. I have linked the titles to all possible formats where possible, so you might find a title is only available as a physical item or an eMaterial, or you might find several different formats for the same title.

Also, if you would like to explore our catalog on your own, here is the link to hundreds of items with the subject heading of ‘Steampunk’.



These are the only specifically ‘steampunk’ music items that we have in our system, but there are so many others! Steam Powered Giraffe is the main one that immediately comes to my mind, but there are so many more! You can find a list of some of them here.


Picture Books

Books for Ages 8-12

Books for Teens and Adults

  • His Dark Materials
  • Girl Genius

These novels are based on the Webcomic Series Girl Genius which can be read online here.

  • Dinotopia
  • Airborn Adventures
  • Gone With the Respiration
  • The Leviathan Trilogy
  • Mistborn Series
  • Clockwork Novels
  • The Emperor’s Edge
  • Finishing School
Kerisa R

Kerisa R

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