Saturday, July 10, 2010

SteamBoyz: Status Report

The Tiny Bubble is cruising at a comfortable altitude this fine morning.

Ladies within sort out files and reports to peruse during the trip.

The most recent reports on the state of steampunk books are a must read...

Excerpt from Beyond Victoriana:

...with steampunk’s growing recognition as a subgenre (and cemented in March in relevance to US reading audiences when the Library of Congress created a “steampunk” fiction category), publishers and booksellers everywhere are intrigued by what, exactly, is steampunk and why, exactly, is it becoming one of the hottest trends in publishing today. During Book Expo America, the largest book fair event in North America that was held a couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to scope out a few steampunk-related events that served to educate the average reader about the growing hype surrounding steampunk. read more here


Steampunk Panel - SLJ Day of Dialog, BEA 2010 from School Library Journal on Vimeo.

with author Scott Westerfeld
SF author/blogger/activist, Cory Doctorow
steampunk author, Cherie Priest
New York Public Library Manager, Karen Grenke


* image sources dirigible and BEA

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