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Steampunk 101: 15 Must-Read Novels

By Matt Heckler Dec 5, 2013

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The Warlord of the Air by Michael Moorcock (1971)

Our friends across the pond know Michael Moorcock as a household name in sci-fi. He may not be a hugely popular stateside, but his influence in the early days of modern steampunk is pretty serious. The Warlord of the Air is a great example of the early formation of the genre, although with Edwardian flavor rather than Victorian. Future writers would tweak the formula a bit but in The Warlord of the Air you can really see the foundation starting to form.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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