No classic work lends itself better to Steampunk illustrations than The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The Country of the Blind," written by H.G. Wells, who many consider to be the father of Steampunk itself. Wells’s tales of time travel and scientific romance is the perfect collection to the Steampunk series. Fans old and new will be delighted by Basic and Sumberac’s four-color illustrations spiked with Steampunk machinery, gadgets, and fashion.
About the Author
Zdenko Basic is the illustrator of many books for children including Seven Sorcerers, The Dream Dealer, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He is the director of the critically acclaimed short film Guliver, and works as a costume and set designer for The Merlin Theatre. He was the recipient of the 2008 Grigor Vitez Award for Best Illustration in Children’s Books and also the 2009 Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts Award for Best Young Artist.
My Take on the Book
I'm a big fan of H.G. Wells and have been for many years. I have read many of his works including this one in the past, but none that I've written the past have captured the essence of the books much like this one.. The images alone simply jump off the page within this book ( let alone the amazing writing of the author), It is the Steampunk illustrations that draw you into the book in and make you continue to come back time and time again. If you are a fan of Steampunk or H.G. Wells you will quickly fall in love with this book and come to find that at the end you are amazed that the earlier versions of these books were not illustrated in such a way. All in all this was a great book that captures so much of the essence of the author himself. I highly recommend this book to all!
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