Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. (Wikipedia)

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The steampunk adventurer’s guide : contraptions, creations, and curiosities anyone can make by Thomas Willeford; illustrated by Phil Foglio (2013). 745.5 WILLEFOR

Steampunk stalwart Thomas Willeford cordially invites you on an adventure–one in which you get to build ingenious devices of your own! Lavishly illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Phil Foglio, it presents 10 intriguing projects ideal for makers of all ages and skill levels, woven into an epic tale of mystery and pursuit.


Steampunk apothecary : create enchanting jewellery and accessories by Jema ‘Emilly Ladybird’ Hewitt (2013). 745.5942 HEWITT

While searching out strange artifacts for her employers the author encounters an array of astounding characters and visions. In this book, she will share her exploits and observations. It features 20 projects in themed chapters, each one opening with a short story that introduces a highly individual steampunk character.


The anatomy of steampunk : the fashion of Victorian futurism by Katherine Gleason; foreword by K.W. Jeter ; introduction by Diana M. Pho (2013). 391 GLEASON

Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the dazzling creations of numerous steampunk fashion designers, Anatomy of Steampunk is an inspirational sourcebook. In addition to presenting the looks and stories of these creative fashion artists, the book also details ten steampunk projects for the reader to try at home. Allow steam to power your imagination!


Steampunk gear, gadgets, and gizmos : a maker’s guide to creating modern artifacts by Thomas Willeford (2012). 745.5 WILLEFOR

Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald “Feathers” Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, this book shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget.


Steampunk accessories : 20 projects to help you nail the style, from goggles to cell phone cases, pocket gauntlets, and jewelry by Nicola Tedman & Sarah Skeate (2012). 646.48 TEDMAN

Provides step-by-step instructions for crafting twenty steampunk accessories, including chandelier earrings, a cogwheel brooch, an adventurer’s belt, and pocket gauntlets.


The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature by Jeff VanderMeer with S. J. Chambers (2011). 809.38766 VANDERME

Discusses the steampunk movement in fiction, film, art, music, and fashion, tracing its history from Victorian science fiction novels and detailing its evolution into modern popular culture.


1000 steampunk creations : neo-Victorian fashion, gear & art by Dr. Grymm with Barbe Saint John (2011). 709.0511 MARSOCCI

Features photographs of contraptions, gadgets, art, home furnishings, clothes, accessories, and jewelry inspired by the steampunk movement and created by artists from around the world.


Steampunk : an illustrated history of fantastical fiction, fanciful film and other Victorian visions by Brian J. Robb ; foreword by James P. Blaylock (2012). ON ORDER

A sumptuous visual history of the steampunk counterculture movement includes coverage of innovations and styles as envisioned by authors ranging from Jules Verne and H. G. Wells to Hayao Miyazaki and Philip Pullman.