Alternate History & Steampunk

It’s time for alternate histories and steampunk! Some of these also fit the descriptor historical fantasy, which is a new term for us – had you come across it before in your reading? Other alternate history titles we’ve discussed before are The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and River of Teeth (American Hippo), the amazing hippo cowboy novellas by Sarah Gailey.

Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search for eBooks through cloudLibrary. For full details about these titles and all the books we’ve mentioned on the show, go to

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