Sommer Leigh wrote:Oh honestly, you'd think at 31 years old I'd stop going all fan girl about books and authors but oh no! No no, there's no dignity in middle age my friends.
Mira wrote:I have not read these! Sommer, this is the second time you've gotten me to buy a book. You're so in love with it - how can I not buy it!??
J. T. SHEA wrote:31 is nowhere near middle age, Sommer! I'm older and definitely a Westerfeld fan boy. LEVIATHAN is Steampunk, but perhaps more accurately Dieselpunk, a subset of Steampunk, but inspired by the early twentieth century more than the late nineteenth. I have the UK hardcover LEVIATHAN, which lacks the map, but has all the other Keith Thompson internal illustrations, two of which are reused on the covers.
There is indeed no indication anywhere, except in the Afterword, that LEVIATHAN is not a standalone. Does the US edition have the Afterword?
My own WIP is a three book YA Steampunk/Dieselpunk series, with a similar structure, i. e. the first two books complete distinct phases of the story, but the third completes the overall arc. So I don't call it a trilogy, and I am completing all three books. So nobody should have to wait. Though I wouldn't mind seeing the books published, say, two months apart, long enough to create anticipation but not frustration.
Sommer Leigh wrote:I immediately assume that if I loved a book, everyone needs to read it and love it too. Right now. If you check it out, I hope you like it!
Mira wrote:Sommer Leigh wrote:I immediately assume that if I loved a book, everyone needs to read it and love it too. Right now. If you check it out, I hope you like it!
Me too. I'm a book 'pusher' to the max. :)
So, have you read it yet? Is it good?
dios4vida wrote:Okay Sommer, J.T. Shea, you guys have almost sold me. One thing will determine if you actually succeed:
I HATE WWII stories. Hate hate hate them. Can't stand them. Passionately.
But I love me a good steampunk.
Will I still like Leviathan?
Sommer Leigh wrote:I'm in the middle of Behemoth right now. I'm kind of really loving it. So far it has mostly taken place in the Ottoman Empire (Istanbul!) and it's all daring escapes, sultans, and mechanical elephants, fantastical beasts and airships and a FREAKING TESLA CANNON.
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