Werewolves are one of the classic movie monsters. They've been scaring us on film since The Wolf Man, and there have been legends of werewolves since medieval times. On this guide you'll find stories, myths and legends about those who howl at the full moon and other shapeshifters.
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Founded in 2009, Beyond Victoriana focuses on non-Western cultures, underrepresented minorities in Western histories (Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, First Nation, Hispanic, black / African & other marginalized identities), and the cultural intersection between the West and the non-West.
Steampunk first emerged as a genre in the 1980s and has recently seen an upsurge of popularity, especially in young adult fiction. It is primarily characterized by the use of steam technology and a Victorian-era sense of style, fashion, and art.
When the Time Traveler crash-lands in the year 802,701, he is surrounded by lush landscapes and a small, gentle people named Eloi. Amazed by their apparent bliss, he wishes to bring their secrets back to his troubled time. As the sun sets, however, all harmony is shattered when the time machine disappears and the fearsome Morlocks stalk the cowering Eloi.
Detan Honding, a wanted conman of noble birth and ignoble tongue, has found himself in the oasis city of Aransa. He and his trusted companion Tibs may have pulled off one too many cons against the city's elite and need to make a quick escape. They set their sights on their biggest heist yet - the gorgeous airship of the exiled commodore Thratia.
But in the middle of his scheme, a face changer known as a doppel starts murdering key members of Aransa's government. The sudden paranoia makes Detan's plans of stealing Thratia's ship that much harder. And with this sudden power vacuum, Thratia can solidify her power and wreak havoc against the Empire. But the doppel isn't working for Thratia and has her own intentions.
Did Detan accidentally walk into a revolution and a crusade? He has to be careful - there's a reason most people think he's dead. And if his dangerous secret gets revealed, he has a lot more to worry about than a stolen airship.
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.
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. Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake...
Rogue scientist Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin is trying to uncover the secret of flight. But one of his experiments has gotten loose, a moth with hypnotic powers that feeds on dreams, and is feeding on the population of New Crobuzon.
Alchemist and mechanics are changing society, and they don't agree on how it should progress. In a city that is close to war, Mattie, an emancipated automation, must choose between them. In the process, she discovers the ugly truth of what really keeps the city alive.
Langdon St Ives is on a vengeance quest: to confront his wife's killer. His quest takes him through the Victorian underworld, to Norway, to back in time, where he finally finds his wife's murderer as an infant.
The worlds all are run by a clockwork system that connects people to the Creator. But something has gone wrong with the clockworks, and Hethor, a young clockmaker's apprentice, has been appointed by the Angel Gabriel to travel to the inner workings of the Earth and wind the mainspring. The only problems are that he doesn't know how to get there or where the key to the mainspring is.
A historical figure already larger than life, Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton, pursues a legendary and violent Victorian creature, Spring Heeled Jack, at the behest of the prime minister in this convincingly researched debut. Fans of steampunk will be intrigued by the alternate history setting, in which the queen dies mid-century; they will also enjoy following Burton and his sidekick, poet Algernon Swinburne, as they investigate the dark secrets of 19th-century England and recall Burton's legendary expedition to find the source of the Nile. Burton is an intriguing character, but the story might have benefited by more than token appearances of his intrepid fiancée, Isabel Arundell, and better integration of the fantastical elements--werewolves, time travelers--into the narrative before a wild ending that pulls everything together.
How can you resist the lovely Agent Eliza Braun in her bulletproof corset? Archivist Wellington Books manages surprisingly well considering she just rescued him from durance vile. (Of course he has a real dislike of guns. And Eliza’s fondness for dynamite is a little alarming.)
The Phoenix Society, a murderous cabal devoted to world domination and wife-swapping, is operating in the London shadows, but the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (the Crown's clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling) doesn’t seem interested.
Eliza isn’t about to let the matter rest and drags Books into the fray. . .
Doc Holliday needs to replenish his bankroll quickly and uses his skill as a shootist to turn bounty hunter. The biggest reward is for the death of Billy the Kid. Doc enlists the aid of both magic (Geronimo) and science (Thomas Edison).
Due to the release of Blight Gas sixteen years ago, Seattle has been transformed into a city of living dead. Briar and her son Zeke live in a poor neighborhood near the wall that was built to keep the undead locked up. History says that Zeke's father was responsible for the catastrophe, but Zeke is determined to find out the real truth and clear his father's name.
Jack has accidently transported himself and his sister to an alternate world where airships, steam engines, and Victorian-esque fashion is normal. He is torn between a longing for home and a longing to stay with Octavia Pye, the fiery captain whose airship he transported himself on.
When a dead body is dropped from an airship onto Rhys Trahaearn's doorstep, Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth uncovers the victim's identity--and stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans.
The Rocketeer isn’t Steampunk, but if you’re a Steampunk fan, it might appeal. Instead of the Victorian-era manners and dress, the story is set in romantic 1930’s Hollywood with imaginative technology and gadgetry.
In 1930’s Hollywood a young pilot, Cliff Secord, stumbles onto a top secret rocket-pack and into a plot involving gangsters and Nazi spies.
It is the eve of war in 1914 Europe and young Prince Alek is on the run. His family has been assassinated and the Clankers are after him. Meanwhile, Deryn, a young girl (disguised as a boy) in the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically engineered beasts.
1878 London. . . When Tessa Gray’s guardian aunt dies she travels to London in order to join her older brother. She never makes it. Kidnapped by the Dark Sisters, Tessa finds herself unwillingly trained in strange new powers before she’s rescued by two mysterious young men who sweep her into an effort to discover the identity of a shadowy figure whose plot threatens London.
Vampires, warlocks, clockwork monstrosities and demons appear in this first book in Clare's Infernal Device series, a prequel to her bestselling Mortal Instruments books.