Steampunk: H.G. Wellsby Zdenko Basic (Illustrator), Manuel Sumberac (Illustrator)
No classic work lends itself better to Steampunk illustrations than The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The Country of the Blind," written by H.G. Wells, who many consider to be the father of Steampunk itself. Wells's tales of time travel and scientific romance is the perfect collection to the Steampunk series. Fans old and new/i>/i>/i>
No classic work lends itself better to Steampunk illustrations than The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The Country of the Blind," written by H.G. Wells, who many consider to be the father of Steampunk itself. Wells's tales of time travel and scientific romance is the perfect collection to the Steampunk series. Fans old and new will be delighted by Basic and Sumberac's four-color illustrations spiked with Steampunk machinery, gadgets, and fashion.
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- 7.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)
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- 12 - 17 Years
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Zdenko Basic is the illustrator of many books for children including Seven Sorcerers, The Dream Dealer, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He is the director of the critically acclaimed short film Guliver, and works as a costume and set designer for The Merlin Theatre. He was the recipient of the 2008 Grigor Vitez Award for Best Illustration in Children's Books and also the 2009 Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts Award for Best Young Artist.
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&omega<_>h&alpha&tau &iota<_>s &delta&tau&epsilon&alpha<_>m&rho&upsilon&eta&kappa? <br> Steampunk ks a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. <br> [ Definition from Wikipedia from the search: 'what is steampunk' ] <p> &real&upsilon|&epsilon<_>s <br> - No godmodding <br> - No serious PDA <br> - Only up to 2 characters per RPer <br> - No un-steampunked stuff <br> - Don't make yourself ultra-powerful <br> - Only one airship if you even have one
If you're looking for literary classics written in a fresh, new way then this isn't for you. Steampunk: H.G. Wells (as well as the Steampunk editions featuring Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe) contain original versions of the stories listed with Steampunk art. The only thing Steampunk about any of these volumes is the artwork. Nothing else. That was a big disappointment to me personally, since I already own hardcover editions of all these classic tales and was looking forward (especially to Wells and Shelley) to reading something familiar, yet with a Steampunk twist.
I love the classics! And I have to say that H.G. Wells is near the top of my list of best “classic” authors to read. Alas, if you mention his name to many youngsters, their eyes glaze over. “Who?” Mention “that Tom Cruise movie with the aliens who try to take over Earth,” or “remember the movie starring Guy Pearce where he invents a time-traveling machine,” you just might get a response. But the actual stories? Nah, haven’t read those. Enter Steampunk’s new H.G. Wells book and you just might get those kids to pick up a book and get lost in a good classic. I firmly believe that it is very important to get today’s teens to read the classics but most of the books offered to them are dull and, honestly, lacking imagination where the layout is concerned. This may seem like an irrelevant thing – the story is great! – but so many youngsters are visually attuned and with tiny, boring print, they quickly lost interest. That’s where “Steampunk” (a sub-genre of science fiction), combined with amazing illustrations, comes in and I’m thrilled to see that these books are proving popular. The third in a series that takes stories from this sci-fi subgenre that, set in Victorian England, “reimagins” the machines/technology of the day, these H.G. Wells stories come to life like they never have before. Illustrator Zdenko Basic is the perfect artist for this genre. His illustrations (and there are a lot in this book!) are detailed, imaginative, and just plain cool. They demand to be studied and enjoyed. The three stories selected for this book are The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Country of the Blind. The stories in these books is the original, unabridged 19th century text and will likely offer a few challenges in the way of language. But with those fascinating illustrations mentioned previously, kids just may not notice they’re being challenged because they’ll be lost in a great story. Quill says: Bravo, Steampunk! Bravo, Zdenko Basic! Even reluctant readers will want to read H.G. Wells now and get lost in a classic!
Steampunk illusrations with these three stories. Brilliant! Always a big fan of Wells and the Steampunk genre.