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Steampunk 101: 15 Must-Read Novels


The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (1995)

Neal Stephenson is known as a writer who may have some problems with going on a bit too long about details that don’t matter, but The Diamond Age is arguably his most accessible and best novel of them all. Each of his books seems to dabble in a different subgenre of sci-fi, but it’s his foray into steampunk that stands out as the jewel of his work. The Diamond Age is not just as great and important steampunk work, but also happens to be a perfect introduction to one of the best known names in science fiction.

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