Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary… by Jeff VanderMeer, S. J. Chambers
A coffee table book about steampunk, covering its’ history starting from Verne (well, it is a matter of opinion if Verne was a steampunk writer – I would say he wasn’t) to a modern works and things which are tangentially connected to steampunk like cosplay with steampunk characters, steampunk music and building strange contraptions. Last three thing being examples of something I am either not much interested in or even antagonist to. A lot of pretty pictures, the text part was pretty fragmentary, sometimes interesting, sometimes irrelevant and sometimes felt like “necessary evil” for pictures. A nice looking book, but I wasn’t overly impressed.