There will be no post about parties, punch, and music-student tomfoolery. Ever.
But all that had nothing to do with anything, because this post is about faerypunk.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS?
It's faerys + steampunk, and it should be the next big thing. I'm not biased at all, mind you. At all. Faerypunk is simply awesome. Clock-tech and such-like are cool by themselves, but juxtaposed with creepy-crawly-misty-shady faery lore, they are positively arctic. Also, it makes total sense, because, like, after wizard boarding-schools, vampires, and teenagers killing themselves and each other, SHOULD COME FAERYPUNK.
I think so.
Anyway, a whole row of interesting and exciting faerypunk books are coming out over the next twelve months, one of which is miiiiine. Had I known that clever people were writing faerypunk books at the same time as me, I would probably have despaired and written something else, but at the time I was still like, "Oho, I am being very original," so all was well.
Now I'm just like, "Well, these books were written by different people, and thus will be awesome in their own different ways, ergo it doesn't matter that they all have steampunk and faerys in them."
Because I'm pretty sure if you gave two writers the exact same story outline and told them to write their fingers off, the two books resulting would not really be at all the same.
Below are the faerypunkerz books I found while scouring the internets, and they really do look awesome. When they find their way to Zürich's English bookshop, I shall snatch them.
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander - His book comes out in March, so he beat us all DEAD. The cover art has a real purty colour scheme goin' on, and the book has Baba Yaga, and clockwork, and goblins, and traveling theater, and sounds just grand.
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear - It's out in August, so we'll all just have to wait in abject agony for months and months and months for our next faerypunk fix. It's YA, I think, and features a dreadful boarding school, and visits to the Otherworld, and human sacrifices, and yeah!
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann - MAH BOOK. *runs around* It has a release date now, by the way. I just found this out, along with some other interesting stuff that I'm not sure I'm allowed to squawk about yet. Anyway, September 18, HarperCollins is going to be throwing this book at people's FACES. So that makes me feel legit.
The Falconer by Elizabeth May - Comes out in 2013, and is also YA. More faerys and steampunk, but in Scotland, and on Goodreads it says the faerys are monstrous, which strikes me as awesome, because that's the way faerys should be.
And that's faerypunk! Also, I just recalled - I'm going to Ascona at the end of this week and will be utterly cut off from the world for TWO DAYS. So don't text me, you Europeans, for I will be very busy swimming in my grandparents' pool until I shrivel into a prune.