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2012 Something New Reading Challenge, I've put steampunk down for January. For the unfamiliar, a definition from good old Wikipedia:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.
The rest of this week's goodies need no further introduction, and were free downloads from Kobo.
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren for book bloggers to share their books and book-related items that they've got for the week. It's a great way for book bloggers to share about books that we're excited about.