Saturday, January 7, 2017

Clocks, Cogs & Mechanisms Challenge

R. A. Vucci is hosting the 5th annual Clocks,Cogs, and Mechanisms Reading Challenge. When this challenge was first created, the world of steampunk was still fairly unknown, but not new. This is a genre that has been inspired by the works of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and H.P. Lovecraft to name a few. For those who have never experienced steampunk, a typical steampunk novel takes place in the Victorian era and involves lots of steam-powered technologies ahead of their time. There are variations and other time periods that fall into this category, but the Victorian era ones are the most common.

Here are the levels to this challenge:

Brass Gears: Read 1-3 books
Flight Goggles: Read 4-7 books
Button-up Boots: Read 8-11 books
Clockwork Corset: Read 12+ book

I have picked up a couple of steampunk mysteries over the past couple years, so I'm going to do the entry-level challenge: Brass Gears.

1. The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton (5/23/17)
2. Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard (8/2/17)

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