The 2024 Fantasy Steampunk Bundle - Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Steampunk has become a thing. A cool thing, so much so that even people who don't read much wear steampunk clothing. But those of us who do read…well, we have a wealth of steampunk to choose from.

Like any other established genre, steampunk is slowly breaking out of its genre mold. It now incorporates fantasy and science fiction and other time periods (post-Victorian) and lots and lots of experimentation.

Of course, there's still the standard and much-beloved versions of steampunk, exploring a world that never existed, but could have…and maybe should have.

We have lots of great steampunk here. We have the traditional kind by writers who have taken the genre to new heights. Steampunk fans will recognize Gail Carriger, Christine Pope, and Colleen Gleason. Kari Kilgore and J. Daniel Sawyer also explore steampunk as we know it.

Steampunk fans will find their favorite writers in our two anthologies as well, Fiction River: Alchemy & Steam, which is more traditional, and Clockwork Universe, which takes out of the familiar Victorian world into new and more exotic places. Then there's the monstrous side of steampunk, as explored by Richard A. Kirk and Michael Warren Lucas. Michael's book looks at a post-steampunk world, one that came from the steampunk we knew and takes us fifty (or so) years into the future. (Which is still our past; sometimes timelines make my brain hurt.)

I've included my newest book here, Barkson's Journey, which is set in a fantasy world with steampunk influences. Even though this is (supposedly) the second book in a series, it stands alone, like Barkson herself usually does.

In these e-pages, you will find great heroines and scary monsters. You'll experience magic and a lot of tech that really shouldn't work but does. You'll see worlds you've never seen before, and settle into the beloved steampunk world you've always known. You will find romance, and you will have adventures.

Best of all, you'll find great writers telling great stories, the kind you can't put down.

We have a new charity for this bundle. The charity is near to my heart. Girls on the Run helps young girls all over the country gain confidence in their bodies. Girls on the Run trains girls from grades three to eight to run, yes, but also to believe in themselves. If you want to see what they do, click here.

There's probably a branch of Girls on the Run in your community.

If we give girls the same confidence we give our fictional heroines, then they become heroines in real life. So please, as you purchase, give a few dollars to support girls and help them achieve an incredible future.

Lots of great reading and, if you so choose, one really great charity to support—all for as little as $20. And surprisingly, you'll be trendy too. So share this with your steampunk friends. They'll enjoy this bundle too. – Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in .epub format—WORLDWIDE.

  • Frozen Talons by Michael Warren Lucas
  • Necessary Monsters by Richard A. Kirk
  • Alchemy & Steam edited by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Frock Coat Dreams by J. Daniel Sawyer

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus 6 more books, for a total of 10!

  • Protected by Means of Magic by Kari Kilgore
  • Clockwork Universe - Steampunk vs. Aliens by Patricia Bray and Joshua Palmatier
  • Defy or Defend by Gail Carriger
  • Barkson’s Journey by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
  • Golden Heart by Christine Pope

This bundle is available only for a limited time via It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get a DRM-free .epub for all books!

It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to Girls on the Run!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus books!

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