Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Dieselpunk books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Doc Savage: Empire of Doom (The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage) (2017)
- The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (2015)
- Lady Mechanika Volume 2: Tablet of Destinies (2016)
- Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline: Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales (2019)
- Storming: A Dieselpunk Adventure Novel (2015)
- Dieselpunk (2013)
- Watch Them Wander: Book 1 (Colossus of Rhodes Series) (2018)
- A Spider In The Eye: A Hannibal Smyth Misadventure (The Hannibal Smyth Misadventures) (2019)
- DragonFly (Missions of the DragonFly Squadron) (Volume 1) (2015)
- The Troubleshooter: Four Shots (2018)
- Boom Time (2019)
It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with its mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea. Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring highjacking? And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities? Doc Savage did not know.
Dieselpunk is an aesthetic within steampunk that explores the decadence of the Roaring 20s, the excitement of the World’s Fairs, and the dystopian struggle for survival of the World Wars. Dieselpunk keeps all the adventure and eccentric inventions of steampunk while blending a 20th century past with a fantastic future.
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek filled with alchemy mysteries, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, while opposing forces race in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Sumerian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the Gods and the secrets of the Universe. Collects all 6 issues of the second Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Tablet of Destinies.
Dieselpunk and decopunk are alternative history re-imaginings of (roughly) the WWI and WWII eras: tales with the grit of roaring bombers and rumbling tanks, of ‘We Can Do It’ and old time gangsters, or with the glamour of flappers and Hollywood starlets, smoky jazz and speakeasies. The stories in this volume add fairy tales to the mix, transporting classic tales to this rich historical setting.Two young women defy the devil with the power of friendship.
Acclaim for Storming“Dropping (literally) dieselpunk fantasy elements smack into the middle of an action adventure story revolving around a biplane pilot set in 1920s historical fiction was a brilliant idea.
Dieselpunk, steampunk’s ugly stepsister, hauls out its hydrocarbon fueled, noisy behemoths to lay waste to the land. I’ll admit, since the advent of cyberpunk, it’s been something of a norm to add “punk” to a word to define a literary sub-genre: decopunk, biopunk, nanopunk, teslapunk, splatterpunk, atompunk the list goes on. There’s even Static Movement’s own excellent Monkpunk anthology.
Samantha is not living the life she thought she was living. Teenager Samantha Rhodes has wandered the desert since her war-torn childhood in bleakest solitude, until the day she discovers an animatronic genie in the sand capable of reversing her fortunes and fulfilling her wildest wishes.
Queen Victoria is in the 200th year of her reign, and her Glorious British Empire faces a grievous threat due to the Machiavellian machinations of that most notorious instigator of insurrections Herbert George Wells.The Ministry, the shadowy branch of the British government that deals with things other Ministries neither need or want to know about, needs to send its best available man.
In 1942 an unlikely heroine changes the course of history. Twenty-two year old RAF pilot Veronica 'Ronnie' Somerset is determined to overcome every obstacle to become Britain's first female combat pilot.
Hey there, pal.You’re probably wondering why you’re here in this dimly lit office sitting across from a hard-looking man with his heels on the desk and a shot of bourbon in his hand. Let me guess.You’re here because you got a problem. The kind either the brass doesn’t wanna touch or the kind you don’t want the brass to touch. Doesn’t really matter. When folks in New Haven got those types of problems, they usually end up coming to me.
Boom Time (2019)
Bootleggers, coppers, and no good, dirty gangsters! During Prohibition, the parties were wild, the alcohol was flowing, and danger was never far away. Pierce Landcross has been brought to the fast-paced future of New York City, 1926. His abductor, the Trickster, claims he’s hiding Pierce for his own protection, but cutthroats and femme fatales lurk around every corner.
Best Dieselpunk Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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