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.
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.
Alexia Tarabotti is an oddity. She is soulless, which gives her the ability to negate supernatural powers. Which can be a problem in world where supernatural beings, like werewolves and vampires, make up the upper crust of society. First in a series.
Brothers Winchester, Remington, and Colt Jackson take up the family tradition of vampire and demon hunting in this steampunk western. Colt battles a vampire, fallen archangel, and a demon lord while looking for his father's Book of legends. He also encounters the succubus Lily, who is willing to make a bargain to become human again. Book one of the Legend Chronicles.
Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. In fact, he's just been the victim of bizarre circumstances - like now. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectrical system experiments and suddenly they aren't where they're supposed to be. In fact, they're not sure where they are at all when they wake up to find a woman with the reddest hair Jack has ever seen - and a gun. Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets. But the passion that ignited between her and Jack may just cause her airship to combust.
After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power -and fear - of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession. But when Mina uncovers the victim's identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England.
Buffy meets Jane Austen in the first book of this wickedly funny NYT bestselling series about a young woman whose brush with the supernatural leads to a deadly investigation of London's high society. Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol Protectorate Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Custard Protocol Prudence Imprudence Competence Reticence Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
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.
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Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In fact, legend has it that he was born flying in a hot air balloon at the world's fair. In the 1890's Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy's idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king. When Conor tries to expose the plot, he is branded a traitor and thrown into jail on the prison island of Little Saltee. There, he has to fight for his life as he and the other prisoners are forced to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions. There is only one way to escape Little Saltee, and that is to fly. So he passes the solitary months by scratching drawings of flying machines into the prison walls. The months turn into years, but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary designs and take to the skies.
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.
Starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, this re-envisioning of Doyle's detective isn't steampunk strictly speaking. But the Victorian world is very much on display in Guy Ritchie’s vision of Holmes and Ritchie includes more gadgetry and invention that was usually present in Doyle’s stories.
Lord Blackwood, serial killer and occult “sorcerer” is sentenced to hang after Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson rescue Blackwood’s last victim. But after Blackwood’s sentence is carried out, others begin to die and it seems Blackwood has returned from the grave. . .
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.