With a great new batch of steampunk novels in stock this week, we’ve put together a steampunk display in the front of the store! Authors include James P. Blaylock, Felix J. Palma, K. W. Jeter, David Barnett, and Lavie Tidhar.

Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery (source: Wikipedia).

The following is an excerpt from Steampunk 101 on Abe Books:

In spite of its vintage feel, steampunk as a literary genre is relatively new, with roots that barely reach back to the ‘70’s and acquiring a name only as recently as 1987. But the seeds of steampunk can be traced back to the 19th century, when Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Mary Shelley and others were writing about steampunk-ish themes, paving the way for a variety of modern incarnations.

Included in our display are related nonfiction books on steam trains, early aviation, Victorian scientists/inventors, and so on.

Our selection of steampunk novels are normally located in our Sci-Fi/Fantasy section.


New Arrivals: More UFO Books

Last week I posted about a couple of hard-to-find vintage UFO books we recently received. Here are a few more on the same subject matter from that batch:

The UFO Encyclopedia – $8.50

The World’s Greatest UFO Mysteries – $8.00

UFOs and Anti-Gravity – $9.50

Official Guide to UFO Sightings – $8.00

Missing Time: A Documented Study of UFO Abductions – $8.00

Socorro ‘Saucer’ in a Pentagon Pantry – $24.00 (in our “Collectible/Rare” bookcase)

New Arrivals: UFO Books

We recently received several hard-to-find vintage books on UFOs! We’ve been working on photographing all of these, but I’ll start with two of them to share today.

The first (pictured below) is They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers: The True Story of What Happened to Certain Researchers and Investigators Who Found Out Where the Saucers Came From by Gray Barker in hardcover. This is the 1975 printing; it was originally published in 1956. Our price is $15.00. Available now in-store or at our online shop.

The second (pictured below) is Harmonic 33 by Captain Bruce Cathie in trade paperback. First published in 1968, this printing is from 1977. Our price is $33.00. Available in-store or at our online shop.

More on UFOs to come next week!