Hang on to your train tickets and your Victorian-era headgear, everyone! Velvet at vvb32reads is hosting a steamPINK event. What does that mean? It’s a week of posts on female-centered steampunk stories (books, film, and other media included!). Velvet will also be hosting at least five giveaways this week, so you should definitely go over and check it out.
If you’re sitting there, scratching your head and wondering what steampunk is, much less steamPINK, let me enlighten you. As far as I’ve been able to tell, steampunk is an alternate universe (a world based on our own or like our own, but with a different history) where the Victorian-era sensibilities and an industrialized 19th century are overlaid with advanced technology. Or it’s science fiction set in a Gaslight-era historical context. Think dirigibles, advanced mechanics, bustle dresses and brass goggles. It sounds (and looks) very cool, yeah? If that still doesn’t make sense, check out better definitions here.
In the meantime, I’ll be hosting my own steamPINK giveaway! One winner will receive two books from the following list:
Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Blameless by Gail Carriger (pre-order)
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Steamed by Katie MacAlister
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (pre-order)
Leave a comment on this post telling me how you’d get around (preferred method of transportation) in a steampunk world. Be as creative as you dare.
Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on June 12 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.