7 Dieselpunk Novels You Should Be Reading
Today’s we’ve gathered an awesome collection of dieselpunk novels. Dieselpunk is the gritty, grimy era usually set between WWI and WWII. It can be mixed with magic or other strange stuff. It’s steampunk’s little brother, and you should seriously check it out. Some of the books we’ve gathered today are free…some are not. But they’re all a nice, solid collection. Grab ’em while they’re hot!
Dieselpunk Epulp Showcase
This action-packed ePulp Anthology unleashes four new noir tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Blazing brawls and gritty adventure awaits dieselpunks, nostalgians, die hard or pulp-curious fans. Hope you can take a punch, because these two-fisted tales hit hard!
For young hoods, the Aether Age streets of mob-plagued Chicago present a world of opportunity. And Mack and Mickey are headed straight for the top in “That Sort of World: a Tale of the Aether Age.”
It’s class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow deliver rough justice to the elites and a douche named the Gooch in “Who are the People in your Neighborhood?”
“The Wise Man Says” introduces Mick Trubble: a hard drinking, chain smoking charmer who bites off more than he can chew… then chews like hell. The Troubleshooter takes the grit and slang of a hardboiled detective and drops it in a dystopian setting that mixes Fedoras, trench coats, flying cars and android policemen.
The dirty streets of Roanoketown were his home and his only family. Until he met HER. Now he’ll follow HER into hell, tamahaak held high, and fight as a proud Indian against the Anglo Oppressors. He’ll wager his life to be a true “A Friend of Spirits.”
Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline: Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales
Two young women defy the devil with the power of friendship. The pilot of a talking plane discovers a woman who transforms into a swan every night and is pulled into a much more personal conflict than the war he’s already fighting. A pair of twins with special powers find themselves in Eva Braun’s custody and wrapped up in a nefarious plan. A team of female special agents must destroy a secret weapon–the spindle–before it can be deployed. Retellings of The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Monkey King, Swan Lake, Pinocchio and more are all showcased alongside some original fairy tale-like stories.
Featuring stories by many others, this one’s a real treasure trove. Grab it while you can!
City of Smoke and Iron – Season One: A Thrilling Anthology of Diesel-Pulp Fiction
Femme-Fatales. Airships. Zombie Trench Warfare.
It rests on the bayou, sprawling with slums built over the last war’s trenches. The pregnant bloat of dirigibles float overhead, their rust eaten bellies filled with poison gas. Constables flash badges and take bribes on the corner, all while the company men carry on with the quiet business of murder.
Welcome to The City. It’s hungry. And it’s waiting for you.
Much like the lives of its residents, the dieselpunk stories inside City of Smoke and Iron – Season One are bloody and short. The thrills they provide fit in the palm of your hand, and are the perfect reads for cab rides, train stops and bitter cups of caffeine.
Storming: A Dieselpunk Adventure
In the high-flying, heady world of 1920s aviation, brash pilot Robert “Hitch” Hitchcock’s life does a barrel roll when a young woman in an old-fashioned ball gown falls from the clouds smack in front of his biplane. As fearless as she is peculiar, Jael immediately proves she’s game for just about anything, including wing-walking in his struggling airshow. In return for her help, she demands a ride back home . . . to the sky.
Hitch thinks she’s nuts—until he steers his plane into the midst of a bizarre storm and nearly crashes into a strange airship like none he’s ever run afoul of, an airship with the power to control the weather. Caught between a corrupt sheriff and dangerous new enemies from above, Hitch must take his last chance to gain forgiveness from his estranged family, deliver Jael safely home before she flies off with his freewheeling heart, and save his Nebraska hometown from storm-wielding sky pirates.
Cocky, funny, and full of heart, Storming is a jaunty historical adventure / dieselpunk mash-up that combines rip-roaring steampunk adventure and small-town charm with the thrill of futuristic possibilities.
Tin Can Tommies: Darkest Hour
June 1940. As Blitzkrieg burns through Europe, Corporal Jack Stone escapes Dunkirk by the skin of his teeth leaving Germany with its prize in sight across the English Channel: Great Britain – a stubborn little island that now stands alone.
Recruited by Winston Churchill to lead a team of robot commandos – veteran machines of the Great War nicknamed the Tin Can Tommies – Jack must venture into battle once again on an audacious mission deep behind enemy lines. But with dissention in the ranks, a traitor in their midst and Jack’s nemesis hot on his heels, the odds are stacked against them.
Whatever happens, the Tommies will be in the thick of it – but as time runs out Jack will find himself in a deadly battle for survival as he confronts not only the shadows of his past, but an enemy whose insidious plan for world domination threatens the freedom of mankind itself.
The War Planners Series: Books 1-3: The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific
From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer. The War Planners series follows an elite group of the military and intelligence personnel as they uncover a Chinese plot to begin the next world war, and attack America.
Book 1: The War Planners
A CIA agent leads a secretive group of American military and intelligence experts tasked with stopping a Chinese invasion. But technologist David Manning soon discovers that not every one of them intend for America to win…
Book 2: The War Stage
A US Navy destroyer sinks an Iranian patrol craft during a controversial exchange in the Persian Gulf. With tensions soaring between the two nations, an Iranian politician secretly contacts the CIA with a chilling revelation involving the Chinese.
Book 3: Pawns of the Pacific
A CIA operative joins a Marine special operations team to infiltrate a secret Chinese base in the jungles of South America. A female navy helicopter pilot is thrown in charge of her destroyer when an unthinkable catastrophe strikes. And the Admiral of America’s newest aircraft carrier strike group must save his daughter from a Chinese naval attack.
Engines of Night (Dimensions Unknown Book 1)
Futures that never were … Yesterdays that are yet to be …
A Spiritualist medium is hired to contact a deceased inventor with a shocking secret in Steampunk London …
Sinister angels haunt the trenches of World War One …
The darkness of the 1977 New York City Blackout conceals the awakening of an ancient evil entity …
Hope you took a peek at our collection of dieselpunk novels. There’s plenty to devour!