Steampunk Hands Around the World: Making Life Better Giveaway! The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

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For the last week of our Steampunk Hands Around the World book giveaway series, let me introduce you to Robyn Bennis’s The Guns Above, a high-flying adventure full of wit, bravado, fancy clothes, and big explosions. A brief description:

They say it’s not the fall that kills you.

For Josette Dupre, the Corps’ first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back.

On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble. He’s also been assigned to her ship to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision.

When the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive long enough to prove herself?

“Steampunky navy-in-the-air military tale full of sass and terrific characters. Great storytelling. Loved it.” —Patricia Briggs

Click after the jump for details on how to enter! Thanks for allowing along, everyone, and hope you enjoy the rest of Steampunk Hands this month.

EDIT: Congrats to Connor Drexler as our winner!

How to enter:
1) Readers comment below with your favorite piece of steampunk-related technology (can be a historical exmple, modern science & tech, or something from one’s imagination!). Readers can only submit one entry per household. US and International entries are welcome.
2) Enter between February 19th, 2017, through February 24th, 2017, at midnight EST (GMT -5:00).
3) Winners will be chosen via their comment number using Random.org. Winners will be contacted via email and must reply within 24 hours with their mailing address to claim their prize. Otherwise a new winner will be selected.

 

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16 responses to “Steampunk Hands Around the World: Making Life Better Giveaway! The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

  1. steam1912

    A few years ago when I was doing the background research for Steampunk Extravaganza! (a multimedia art show), I was amazed to find-out that, back in the 1860s, SOLAR was widely considered to be the wave of the future of power generation. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/12/31/photovoltaic-dreaming-first-attempts-commercializing-pv/ for a picture of an early installation.

  2. Deborah Clendening

    Personal steam powered airship

  3. Definitely airships. There is nothing I love more!

  4. I’ve got a thing for dirty soot-producing trains!

  5. Ryan Powell

    lastkey has changed my life. no longer do i need to carry a key for every lock. just my one master that i can program to match any key.

  6. Joshua Norton

    The Difference Engine, though it’s not exactly very steam-y

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  8. theresajs

    I can’t think of anything specific but I’m fascinated by clockwork! I really love the look of stuff created – real or imagined – that operate with all those gears and clogs.

  9. Shastine Keeney

    OK, not sure if it fully counts as steampunk since magic was also involved but Miyazaki’s rendering of Howl’s Moving Castle ranks up there.

  10. Jorge Jaramillo Villarruel

    The Nautilus from Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book: http://mobilismobile.free.fr/nautilus/fiches/18/galerie/2.jpg

  11. Changed the Name to Out-Space. What do you think, Tesla Say’s get the dice…. https://www.pinterest.com/functionalbiz/the-knaughtboat-11-research-lab/

  12. I like the machines created by Verne Industries, particularly their Accoustic Eliminator. Perfect for holding secret conversations during busy social gatherings.

  13. Rhiannon Kaye

    I love the means of transportation, but I also love the detailed items that are named in passing and increase the world building, like a newspaper stand/page turner that can be set to different reading speeds in Gleason’s Spiritglass Charade/Holmes and Stoker series.

  14. S.M. Mack

    dragon breath-powered steampunk! Like regular steampunk, but kinda smelly and moist

  15. Weapons on airships – i try to imagine floating battlelines and the tactical aspects of “steampunk-warfare”