|Art by Jon Sullivan|
Out in about a week is Mark Hodder presents Burton & Swinburne in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. Booklist just gave it a starred review, saying, "The usual superlatives for really clever fantasy (imaginative, mind-bending, phantasmagorical) aren’t nearly big enough for this debut novel" and Moorcock calls it "Steam opera at its finest"
November has two titles.
|Art by Chris McGrath|
|Cover by Benjamin Carre|
And we also have Tim Akers' The Horns of Ruin, which mixes steampunk, urban fantasy, Final Fantasy, and what China Mieville has started calling "Noird" into something that has to be read to be believed. The first line of the book description: "Eva Forge is the last paladin of a dead god." With a jetpack!
|Art by J Seamus Gallagher|
And then in December we have Mike Resnick's first ever steampunk/weird west, The Buntline Special: A Weird West Tale, which sees Doc Holiday vs Zombie John Ringo at a steampunk OK Corral. Yes, I just wrote that.
I think that qualifies as a genuinely plethora of steampunk.