Saturday, June 18, 2011

Steampunk Saturdays!

Happy Steampunk Saturday!  Today I have information on an author appearance and a great vendor.  So, let's jump right into it, shall we?

For those of you who've not read her books, Gail Carriger is the author of The Parasol Protectorate series.  I love these books!  They were my introduction to steampunk.  The Parasol Protectorate series includes the titles: Soulless, Blameless, Changeless and next month Heartless will be released!  Here is the blurb for the first book, from Goodreads:  
Without a morsel of exaggeration, its publisher describes this debut novel as "a comedy of manners set in Victorian London full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking." At the center ofSoulless's "parasol protectorate" is Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a young woman who lacks not only a suitor but also a soul. And those are not her only problems: When she accidentally kills a vampire, it begins a series of events that she must set out to resolve without the help of any proper authorities. A charming mass market original.
Sounds like fun, right?!  Well, for everyone making the journey to ALA American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, (June 24 - 26, 2011), Ms. Carriger will be found at the following functions:  On the Science, Fantasy & Information Science Program Saturday, 4 ~ 5 pm. Speaking at the YA luncheon on Saturday. Signing at the Hachette booth Sunday, 11 am ~ 12 pm.  She will also be Signing at Books A Million in Baton Rouge at 3 pm on Sunday June 26, 2011. There is a Facebook events page for this signing event.  Make sure you check it out if you're in the area!  

by Robert Andruszko

The next thing I have for you is an Etsy vendor that I found while looking for steampunkery bookmarks.  These are beautiful and both gothic and steampunk.  I really like them and I hope you will too! These laminated bookmarks are made from pieces of art.  You can find them at This N That Creationz.  This one is called "Steampunk Bibliophile."  There is another steampunk bookmark called "Mysterious Kingdom."  They also have tons of others as well so please check them out!  


Novels On The Run said...

Hi there,

I love steampunk I shall look into these books, thanks for the headsup.

Have you rad The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

I loved it!!!!

Michelle A

Megan said...

I have! I actually featured it last Saturday because I loved it and I met Kady Cross at BEA. It was really cool!

vvb32 reads said...

love the bookmarks thanks for the intro to this n that creationz.