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 SumbNo 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....
|Title||:||Steampunk: H.G. Wells|
|Number of Pages||:||408 Pages|
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Steampunk: H.G. Wells Reviews
I've read these stories (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The Country of the Blind") multiple times, and enjoyed them every single time. I also think the moral lessons of these stories are under-appreciated, and I'm not even sure most people are aware "The Country of the Blind" exists, sadly. Anyway, this particular version is my new-found favorite. The text is beautifully laid out, and the artwork is simply gorgeous. Wells and steampunk go together like tea and scones, in my opinion, and Zdenko Basic is an amazing artist. I am very much looking forward to the rest of the series.
I actually liked the idea for the collection. Combining H.G. Wells’ works with steampunk pictures sounds pretty awesome, and for the most part, it was. I really liked the pictures. If I was rating on the pictures alone, this book would score pretty high. They were very pretty, and I really enjoyed seeing different parts of the stories come to life.It was also really neat seeing the different steampunk aspects added into the story. The stories themselves were unchanged, which I appreciated because I think I would have been upset if they had actually changed Wells’ writing. The steampunk elements were added through the pictures alone. It was awesome to see all the little details that were in the pictures, and how the illustrators tried to represent the theme. The one thing I didn’t like about the overall collection was the size. It wasn’t that thick, yet it was heavy! The pages were pretty thick, which I think added to the weight. I actually stopped taking it to work to read on my lunch breaks because I found it was annoying. It was annoying to even hold the book up, so I preferred reading with it set on something. While the book was quite beautiful, the enjoyment of reading it was ruined by the physical object.
I highly recommend this book to fans of H.G. Wells, as well as those who haven't read his work before. The steampunk illustrations are absolutely amazing and bring the story to life in a vivid way. The oversized hardcover is a beautiful in itself, it would be fantastic as a gift. I think kids would be interested in reading this book as soon as they see the cover! They would never think this was a 'boring old book.' I think kids will really be drawn in by the illustrations and want to read the stories as well! There are a few illustrations that are so beautiful on their own, they would make lovely prints!Overall, this book is great for both kids and adults, long-time fans as well as new readers of H.G. Wells will love this interpretation of the classic author's works.book sent by publisher in exchange for honest reviewreviewed for http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com
Love the addition of these illustrations. I preferred those for 'War of the Worlds' over 'The Time Machine.'