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Twisted Cogs by Maddirose

A fantasy adventure in magic-touched renaissance Italy

It is the turn of the 15th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This veritable renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few begin displaying preternatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become . . .

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The Machine God by MeiLin Miranda

A professor who's lost everything discovers a being who can do anything...except save itself

Professor Oladel Adewole has lost tenure, and the beloved, much-younger sister he’s raised has died. With no reason to stay, he leaves his homeland for the University of Eisenstadt. One thing makes his new life bearable: the island floating a mile above the city. Adewole is an expert in the myths told all over the world about the island, . . .

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A Good Man by Verus

All are to be ordained. All ordained are to be registered. Those who stray from the path become obsolete. These are the tenants the grand Mercian Bureaucracy lives by. None can escape their destined path, lest they become obsolete. The obsolete are hunted down by the ordained assassins, supported by the Mercian government. Follow ordained assassin . . .

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Scientific Tales by Charlotte Hillebrand-Viljoen

steampunk asteroid city-states

Scientific Tales is a series of stories about steampunk asteroid city-states. It features diverse people, many of whom like science, doing science, amongst other things, in accurate and realistic (that is, realistic for steampunk asteroid city-states) fashion. It looks like this: After Earth burned, the remnant of humanity was contained in the self-sustaining asteroid mining colonies. Carey Atkinson declared . . .

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Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx

A steampunk fantasy of morality, disillusionment and unlikely companionship.

Fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, young Noah arrives in Imperial LaGatta, the city of his boyhood dreams. Vowing never again to fight, Noah earns his wage as a sex worker, but does not know what he wants. For years his life is sordid and downbeat, his aimless longings repressed by his experiences and the rigidly tiered LaGattan class system. Noah . . .

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Brass Automaton by Mark Gardner & D. Paul Angel

Ceridwen sends a metal construct back in time to kill the Huntsman that took pity on Snow White. Can someone intervene on Snow’s behalf? . . .

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THE MACHINE GOD

Style and Charm

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jun 25, 2013: Poor Professor Adewole, grieving and homesick in a land without coffee! I bet he’s hoping they find some in the mysterious floating island in the sky.

Many webfiction readers will be familiar with Meilin Miranda’s other popular fantasy serials and be eager, as I was, to see what she does with the steampunk genre. (Is she going to put the steam in steampunk?, "Intimate History" fans may be wondering – so far it appears the answer’s "no" on that – she [more . . .]

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By MsGamgee89, member

Apr 20, 2013: What a great book, and novel concept! The Machine God paints a rich portrait of an incredible universe, combining hints of magic realism with a funky steampunk adventure, all while keeping its protagonist human, believable, and intensely lovable. Adewole will frustrate you at times, but only because he is so real; his naivete and willingness to trust those around him lead him into sticky situations, but his nature wouldn’t permit otherwise. The novel is a fast read, but an enjoyable one, and I highly recommend it.

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