I was so delighted earlier this year to receive a review copy of Steampunk H.G. Wells illustrated by Zdenko Basic — and I am remiss in delaying my review for so long. But I must admit, part of the delay is that I have simply spent so long marveling over its beauty.
The volume features three of Wells’ most beloved stories: The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, and “The Country of the Blind” — all published in their original texts, but reimagined visually with Basic’s stunning Steampunk illustrations. Each image is so gorgeous, they would be equally well-suited as artwork framed and hung on your wall.
This book’s real beauty is in offering up a new way to discover Wells’ classic stories — and the same can be said of the other books in the Steampunk series. Running Press has given similar treatment to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Honestly, I can’t wait to see what they do next — because these books are just gorgeous.
Whether you’ve read Wells before or not, Steampunk H.G. Wells is a gorgeous book to add to your collection. It is in stores now.