G. D. Falksen

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G. D. Falksen
G. D. Falksen in steampunk attire, including a mechanical arm wearable sculpture by Thomas Willeford, utilizing a complex clockwork series of gears
G. D. Falksen in steampunk attire, including a mechanical arm wearable sculpture by Thomas Willeford, utilizing a complex clockwork series of gears
BornArlington, Virginia, US
GenreScience fiction, pulp adventure, horror fiction, historical fiction, fantasy
Notable worksThe Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday

Geoffrey D. Falksen is an American steampunk writer.


Falksen's work includes several short stories set in his "Cities of Ether" setting,[1] as well as the adventure stories "An Unfortunate Engagement" and "The Mask of Tezcatlipoca," featured in Steampunk Tales.[2] His work has also appeared in the Footprints and Steampunk Reloaded anthologies.[3][4] His debut novel, Blood in the Skies, was published by Wildside Press in July 2011; it was the first in a planned series entitled The Hellfire Chronicles, and was accompanied by a concurrently released soundtrack consisting of music from various steampunk artists.

He writes a blog for science fiction website Tor.com on various topics including reviews, social issues, and current events. He has also written essays for the programs of several Steampunk-themed events, including the Steampunk Art Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford[5] and the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition. Magazine dubbed him "America's authority on the movement"[6] in one of their discussions of Steampunk, Marie Claire Italy described him as "a specialist in this field,"[7] and Papermag has called him "the unofficial face of Steampunk."[8] His opinions on the genre are frequently quoted in discussions of steampunk in a variety of publications such as CRN,[9] Bizarre Mag,[10] and local-interest sites.[11]


The Ouroboros Cycle[edit]

  1. The Ouroboros Cycle Book One: A Monster’s Coming-Of-Age Story (2013)
  2. The Ouroboros Cycle Book Two: A Cautionary Tale for Young Vampires (2014)
  3. The Ouroboros Cycle Book Tree: A Long Awaited Treachery (2015)
  4. The Ouroboros Cycle Book Four: A Sojourn in Bohemia (2016)

The Hellfire Chronicles[edit]

  1. Blood In The Skies (2011)
  2. Ash On The Wind (Forthcoming)
  3. Fire In The Storm (Forthcoming)

The Cities of Ether[edit]

Serials and short fiction[edit]

  • "An Unfortunate Engagement" Parts 1-4 in Steampunk Magazine (2007–2008)
  • "An Unfortunate Engagement" Parts 5-9 in Steampunk Tales (2009–2012)
  • "The Mask of Tezcatlipoca" Parts 1-5 in Steampunk Tales (2009–2012)
  • "In the Footsteps of Giants" in "Footprints" (ed. Jay Lake and Eric T. Reynolds, Hadley Rille Books, July 2009) (ISBN 0981924395)



  1. ^ The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday
  2. ^ "Steampunk Tales". Steampunk Tales. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  3. ^ Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (2010). Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (9781616960018): Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer: Books. ISBN 978-1616960018.
  4. ^ "TOC: Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded". Archived from the original on May 7, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  5. ^ "Steampunk has taken over Oxford". Tor.com. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  6. ^ Brown, James. "Weird Science." Chap. 2009-10-2: 22-25. Print.
  7. ^ "Nuove tribu". Marie Claire. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008.
  8. ^ "Word Up! - Steampunk Day". Papermag. 2008-10-02.
  9. ^ "Steampunk Rising". CRN. 2008-05-28.
  10. ^ "Steampunk!". Bizarre Mag.
  11. ^ "Waltham museum holds steampunk festival". Boston.com.

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