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This list is not a complete list of the books we have in this genre. Please ask a librarian for further recommendations. This list was created with the help of Jared Kesler in 2016.
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Authors A-L

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The Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor
Call Number: Fic Beddor
When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.

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The Aeronaut's Windlass - Jim Butcher
Call Number: Fic Butcher
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, 'Predator.' Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the 'Predator' is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion--to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory. And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come.

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Soulless - Gail Carriger
Call Number: Fic Carriger
Alexia Tarabotti, a woman without a soul who is viewed as unable to marry, works with werewolf Lord Conall Maccon to clear her name after she accidently kills a vampire and is suspected of the disappearances of other undead members of high society.

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Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Fic Clare
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray travels to England in search of her brother only to be abducted by the Dark Sisters, residents of London's Downworld, home to the city's supernatural folk, and she becomes the object of much attention--both good and bad--when it is discovered she has the power to transform at will into another person.

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Foundling - D. M. Cornish
Call Number: Fic Cornish
Having grown up in a home for foundlings and possessing a girl's name, Rossam√ľnd sets out to report to his new job as a lamplighter and has several adventures along the way as he meets people and monsters who are more complicated that he previously thought. Includes glossaries and maps.

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Incarceron - Catherine Fisher
Call Number: Fic Fisher
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

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Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Call Number: Fic Gaiman
Young Tristran Thorn, having lost his heart to the lovely but cold Victoria Forester, leaves the safe English town of Wall and sets out into a strange world on a quest to retrieve a fallen star he has promised to his beloved.

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Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
Call Number: Fic Jones
Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared, Wizard Howl.

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Hyde - Daniel Levine
Call Number: Fic Levine
A dark and twisted tale of a man who experiments on himself with horrifying results. He has unleashed the monster. During four days locked inside Dr. Jekyll's surgical cabinet, Mr. Hyde has the chance to tell his story.

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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 - Hiromu Arakawa (Illustrator)
Call Number: GN Arakawa
Edward Elric, having lost his arm and his leg in an alchemical ritual that also left his brother Alphonse nothing but a soul in a suit of armor, goes searching for the legendary Philosopher's Stone, the only thing that can restore them to normal life.


Authors M-Z and Nonfiction

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The Affinity Bridge - George Mann
Call Number: Fic Mann
While a life-support system keeps Queen Victoria alive, detective Sir Maurice Newbury and his assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes, investigate a crashed airship, search for serial strangler linked to a glowing police officer, and deal with the zombies that plague the slums of Victorian London .

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Airborn - Kenneth Oppel
Call Number: Fic Oppel
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

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Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
Call Number: Fic Priest
Sixteen years after inventor Leviticus Blue was commissioned by Russian prospectors to design a drill powerful enough to break through Alaska's ice--which destroyed a section of downtown Seattle and unearthed a toxic gas that turned people into zombies--Blue's teenage son Ezekiel will need his mother's help to survive when he sneaks under the wall that keeps the undead confined within the city on a secret quest to rewrite history.

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The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
Call Number: Fic Pullman
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

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Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve
Call Number: Fic Reeve
Tom, a third class apprentice in a distant future in which technology has been lost and tiered cities move about the Earth on caterpillar tracks and absorb smaller towns, has many dangerous adventures after being pushed off London by Thaddeus Valentine, a historian who is trying to resurrect an ancient atomic weapon

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The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson
Call Number: Fic Sanderson
As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing and Joel and his friend Melody are assigned to help the professor on the case.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Selznick
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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The Hunchback Assignments - Arthur G. Slade
Call Number: Fic Slade
In Victorian London, fourteen-year-old Modo, a shape-changing hunchback, becomes a secret agent for the Permanent Association, which strives to protect the world from the evil machinations of the Clockwork Guild.

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Steampunk! - Kelly Link (Editor); Gavin J. Grant (Editor)
Call Number: Fic Steampunk
A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea - Jules Verne; Leo Dillon (Illustrator); Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Verne
Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.

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Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld; Keith Thompson (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Westerfeld
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

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Retribution Falls - Chris Wooding
Call Number: Fic Wooding
Darian Frey and the motley crew of the airship "Ketty Jay" set off to steal a chest of gems from a vulnerable ship, but when the attack goes wrong, Frey becomes the most wanted man in Vardia and they must seek refuge in Retribution Falls.

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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray - Chris Wooding
Call Number: Fic Wooding
As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to destroy the terrible creatures that infest the alleys of London's Old Quarter, their lives become entwined with that of Alaizabel Cray, a woman who may be either mad or possessed.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore; Kevin O'Neill; Ben Dimagmaliw (Illustrator); Bill Oakley
Call Number: GN Moore
The adventures of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a group composed of characters taken from late 19th Century literature, as they defend Britain against various villains. Includes the text story "Allan and the Sundered Veil" by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill.


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