The winner of a signed copy of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan, a hair-raising steampunk adventure, is:
of the gorgeous blog Stella Matutina
Who answered the question "What do you think of when you read the word ‘steampunk?" with: "I think of the Victorian aesthetic first, followed by the technological focus. And automatons! I love me some automatons." Congrats!
I had a great time at Scott Westerfeld’s Seattle event on Monday night at Third Place Books. He and Sarah Rees Brennan (of The Demon’s Lexicon fame) talked for a bit and then signed for the fifty or so who came. Ginny got her copy of Leviathan signed “To Ms. L’s Students: Read Me!” and I got mine signed for Memory (well, it’s not personalized, but you know)! Also got news while in the signing line that I’m going to be my college roommate’s maid of honor in March – so it was a wonderful night all around.
And to conclude this post, an amazing description of steampunk by Zombie Girrrl (who will receive a signed Leviathan postcard):
"I think of bustled ladies in crimson silk bordered gowns gleaming, smog belching, horseless carriages, delicate scarves wrapped ornately around their painted mouths so they can breath. A sky where the sun never truly rises, just struggles to seep through the dense blanket of lung-clogging grey. A skyline dominated by brightly glinting skyscrapers encased in brass jackets, with elevators creeping up and down their sides like glass beetles on grandfather clock trees. Men with top hats and cravats striding about importantly with clockwork hounds at their heals. And an underworld of rebellious urchins seeking to overthrow the aristocracy and take back the coal they pry from the resistant earth with bloodied fingers and pick-axes."
And a (dorky) photo of me & Mr. Westerfeld. Yay!