Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter (1979)
Eight years after Moorcock’s series began, and still seven years before Jeter himself would coin the term “steampunk,” there was Morlock Night. It’s a brilliant adventure novel that serves as a sequel to H.G. Wells’ earlier proto-steampunk classic, The Time Machine. The time travelling protagonist finds himself back in his home time, only to be forced to deal with the fact that the evil Morlocks have followed him home from the future. Definitely the best steampunk work by the guy who came up with the name of the genre.