The best steampunk books

A subgenre of speculative science fiction set in an anachronistic 19th century society, dealing with advanced technology in the altered past.

Perdido Street Station

1. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
New Crobuzon: Book 1
Score: 102
Our rating: 9.8 | 4 positive reader reviews

The Aylesford Skull

2. The Aylesford Skull by James P Blaylock
A Tale of Langdon St. Ives #1
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Fever Crumb

3. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Mortal Engines Quartet: Prequel
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

Godsgrave

4. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #2
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Anubis Gates

5. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Hod King

6. The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft
The Books of Babel #3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Ack-Ack Macaque

7. Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L Powell
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Difference Engine

8. The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Captain Nemo: The Fantastic Adventures of a Dark Genius

9. Captain Nemo: The Fantastic Adventures of a Dark Genius by Kevin J Anderson
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

In Dark Service

10. In Dark Service by Stephen Hunt
The Far-Called Sequence #1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Larklight

11. Larklight by Philip Reeve
Larklight Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Iron Council

12. Iron Council by China Mieville
New Crobuzon: Book 3
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Arm of the Sphinx

13. Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft
The Books of Babel #2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Retribution Falls

14. Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
Tales of the Ketty Jay: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.9 | 1 positive reader reviews

Behemoth

15. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
Leviathan series: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Starcross

16. Starcross by Philip Reeve
Larklight Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Grandville Mon Amour

17. Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Have Glyphs Will Travel

18. Have Glyphs Will Travel by Edward M Erdelac
Tales of a High Planes Drifter: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Steampunk Adventurer\'s Guide

19. The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide by Thomas Willeford
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Aeronaut\'s Windlass

20. The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
The Cinder Spires #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Senlin Ascends

21. Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
The Books of Babel #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Janus Affair

22. The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #2
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

By Raven\'s Call

23. By Raven's Call by J A Devenport
The Blackwing Cycle #1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Mensch with No Name

24. The Mensch with No Name by Edward M Erdelac
Tales of a High Planes Drifter: Book 2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Shadow Conspiracy

25. The Shadow Conspiracy by Brenda Clough
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Escapement

26. Escapement by Jay Lake
Mainspring Universe: Book 2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Buntline Special

27. The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick
A Weird West Tale #1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Falling Machine

28. The Falling Machine by Andrew P Mayer
Society of Steam: Book 1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Doctor and the Kid

29. The Doctor and the Kid by Mike Resnick
A Weird West Tale #2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Doctor and the Roughrider

30. The Doctor and the Roughrider by Mike Resnick
A Weird West Tale #3
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Homunculus

31. Homunculus by James P Blaylock
A Tale of Langdon St. Ives #2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Weavers of Saramyr

32. The Weavers of Saramyr by Chris Wooding
The Braided Path #1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

33. The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats by Mark Hodder
Burton and Swinburne
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Good, the Bad and the Infernal

34. The Good, the Bad and the Infernal by Guy Adams
Heaven's Gate #1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Ace of Skulls

35. The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding
Tales of the Ketty Jay: Book 4
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

36. The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder
Burton and Swinburne
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

Iron Angel

37. Iron Angel by Alan Campbell
Deepgate Codex Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

Sea of Ghosts

38. Sea of Ghosts by Alan Campbell
Gravedigger Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Stands a Shadow

39. Stands a Shadow by Col Buchanan
Heart of the World: Book 2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Mainspring

40. Mainspring by Jay Lake
Mainspring Universe: Book 1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Leviathan

41. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Leviathan series: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Like Clockwork

42. Like Clockwork by Damien Love
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Phoenix Rising

43. Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Revenant Express

44. The Revenant Express by George Mann
A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation #5
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Empire State

45. Empire State by Adam Christopher
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Converted

46. The Converted by CR Hindmarsh
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Merkabah Rider

47. Merkabah Rider by Edward M Erdelac
Tales of a High Planes Drifter: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Stormdancer

48. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
The Lotus War: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Grandville

49. Grandville by Bryan Talbot
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind

50. Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind by Dru Pagliassotti
Clockwork Heart Trilogy #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Ghosts of War

51. Ghosts of War by George Mann
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Beneath London

52. Beneath London by James P Blaylock
A Tale of Langdon St. Ives
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Affinity Bridge

53. The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Ghosts of Karnak

54. Ghosts of Karnak by George Mann
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Guns Above

55. The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis
A Signal Airship Novel
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Steam Queen

56. Steam Queen by Jack Hessey
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Executioner\'s Heart

57. The Executioner's Heart by George Mann
A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation #4
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Scar Night

58. Scar Night by Alan Campbell
Deepgate Codex Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 71
Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Infernal Devices

59. Infernal Devices by KW Jeter
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Nomad of Time Streams

60. Nomad of Time Streams by Michael Moorcock
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Emilie & the Hollow World

61. Emilie & the Hollow World by Martha Wells
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Foul Tide\'s Turning

62. Foul Tide's Turning by Stephen Hunt
The Far-Called Sequence #2
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Brother\'s Ruin

63. Brother's Ruin by Emma Newman
Industrial Magic #1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Farlander

64. Farlander by Col Buchanan
Heart of the World: Book 1
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Weaver\'s Lament

65. Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman
Industrial Magic #2
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Court of the Air

66. The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea

67. Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts
Score: 40
Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews