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A Beginner’s Guide to Steampunk Literature

1 April, 2011

Over at the ABE secondhand books website, Scott Laming has written a beginner’s guide to Steampunk — and includes Harry Harrison’s A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! under the heading ‘Literature That Influenced Steampunk,’ where he is in the company of Verne, Wells, Ward Moore, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Moorcock.



Hurrah! A Transatlantic Tunnel Reprint

27 October, 2010

Tor Books in the USA have announced a new paperback edition of A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! for publication 4th January 2011. It’s already listed on Amazon, with the following cover image, which looks to have been pasted together from Victorian clipart.

Art: ?

A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! is one of my favourite HH books — great fun for anyone who had to read the Victorian classics in Eng. Lit. courses at school. The book is also one of the earliest ‘steampunk’ novels — written way before the term was invented — and is a great alternate history story too.

Transatlantic Tunnel Art

4 July, 2009
Artwork: Jurgen F. Rogner

Artwork: Jurgen F. Rogner

This is from a German edition published by Goldmann in 1979. I think the figure on the cover is a diver, as there are bubbles in the yellowish water behind him. I don’t think this cover really captures the Victorian flavour or the humour of the book.

I thought it would be fun to post a cover from A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! on the fourth of July… 😉

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