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Steampunk 101: 15 Must-Read Novels

By Matt Heckler Dec 5, 2013

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The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (1983)

A contemporary of the Jeter’s, Tim Powers has become a really important science fiction writer who not only wrote the novel influential fantasy On Stranger Tides, but wrote one of the better known steampunk novels, The Anubis Gates. It won the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Original SF paperback and continues to be one of the better examples of classic 1980s steampunk. The rise of writers like Jeter and Powers really marked steampunk becoming a real thing.

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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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