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Books and Movies (and others) to Inspire Steampunk

Steampunk Month continues!

If you’re having some trouble on the tone, aesthetic or atmosphere of your Steampunk story, try watching or reading any of the listed books or movies below for some inspiration! This compiled list comes from our Forum, and includes a few new entries as well.


BOOKS
The Time Machine – H.G Wells (1895)
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne (1864)
John Carter of Mars Collection – Edgar Rice Burroughs (1912-1942)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (1999)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne (1869)
Warlord of the Air – Michael Moorcock (1971)
Boneshaker – Cherie Priest (2010)
Morlock Night – K.W. Jeter (1979)
Homunculus – James P. Blaylock (1986)
Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus – Mary Shelley (1818)
The Anubis Gates – Tim Powers (1983)
Jack Faust – Michael Swanwick (1997)
The Somnambulist – Johnathan Barnes (2007)
Mainspring – Jay Lake (2007)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)


MOVIES
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Howls Moving Castle (2004)
The Golden Compass (2007)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Treasure Planet (2002)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Frankenstein (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
The Invisible Man (1933)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Mysterious Island (1961)
Metropolis (1927)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Hellboy (2004)
The Brother’s Grimm (2005)
The Prestige (2006)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)


TV SHOWS
Warehouse 13
Firefly
Doctor Who
Wild Wild West
Avatar: Legend of Korra


VIDEO GAMES
Final Fantasy VI (1994)
Wild ARMs (1997)
American McGee’s Alice (2000)
Skies of Arcadia (2000)
Thief II: The Metal Age (2000)
Bioshock (2007)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009)
Bioshock 2 (2010)
Epic Mickey (2010)
Fable 3 (2010)
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Dishonored (2012)
Bioshock Infinite (2013)
Read more: http://www.visadj.com/thread/515/books-movies-inspire-steampunk#ixzz2qJdAHoWb

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