Chasing Steampunk with Steampunk

I believe I promised you an announcement this morning…and before anyone hops all over me for my loose definition of “morning”, kindly keep in mind that I am on the West Coast and it’s barely 9:00 a.m. here. Yes, thank you.

So! While I was at Nova Albion, something rather awesome got leaked, or released, or otherwise handed out to the internet. I saw it just in time to link it via Twitter/Facebook before hopping on a plane home; but I really do feel like the whole shebang deserves its own post.

In short, the official flap copy to this fall’s Ganymede (follow-up to Dreadnought) found its way to the internet…alongside the book’s official cover.* Therefore, should you opt to click the jump, you will see the full! color! Ganymede cover! posted alongside its handy-dandy jacket copy.

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    The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he’s happy to run alcohol and guns wherever the money’s good, he’s not sure the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side effects. But reforming is easier said than done: the captain’s first legal gig will be paid for by sap money, because the Seattle Underground is in dire need of supplies.

    New Orleans is not Cly’s first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he likewise loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early, but that was a decade ago. He’s still on Jo’s mind, he learns when she sends him a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It’s a chance to complete two lucrative jobs at once. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans, with no idea of what he’s in for—or what she wants him to fly.

    But he won’t be flying. Not exactly. Hidden at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain lurks an astonishing war machine, an immense submersible called the Ganymede. This prototype could end the war, if only anyone had the faintest idea of how to operate it….if only they could sneak it past the Southern forces at the mouth of the Mississippi River….if only it hadn’t killed most of the men who’d ever set foot inside it.

    Now the only question is whether Cly and his crew will end up in the history books, or at the bottom of the ocean.


* It is entirely possible that this is only a preliminary cover, or that it was an accidental leak, or that there might be changes in the future (as you may recall, all of these things happened with Dreadnought). But to the best of my knowledge, this is it.

15 thoughts on “Chasing Steampunk with Steampunk

  1. Jaz




  2. I loved Dreadnought and can’t wait for this one! Sounds like a great story.

  3. Another beautiful cover … and, of course, already pre-ordered Ganymede as soon as the option became available.

    Now, it’s time for my 30-minute lunchtime walk (reading Bloodshot all the way).

  4. I’ve enjoyed all of the CC books so far. Very excited about Ganymede.

  5. For what it’s worth, Amazon is using this artwork.

  6. Thanks everyone! And yeah, it looks like this is up as “official” on the Facebook page for the series (which is run by some nice folks at Tor).

  7. sooooo pretty. *want*

  8. Purrrr. Lots of brass. This is very good.

  9. Love your steampunk–thrilled to see a new installment!

  10. Fabulous! I grew up in New Orleans–well, in Metairie, just to the west–and I’d been wondering what was happening there in the Clockwork Century. Airships, submarines, and creole cooking, yum.

  11. Joylyn

    Can’t wait for the new book, the cover is really cool!

  12. Philip Ulbrich

    O ho! The Super Hunley is in Lake Pontchartrain? Man o man, those submersibles in those days were death traps!

  13. Wolfy

    So awsome!!! When’s it coming out?! I can’t wait <3 I gotta admit most of the time I don't like zombies but you did an awsome job with your books!

  14. Permit me to add my little inane noise-making abilities to this post.

    [ahem ahem]


    …I thank you for the opportunity.

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