Steampunk on PBS

A neat little ten-minute video from PBS’s Off Book series.

Watch the full episode. See more Off Book.

Pretty cool, huh?

In other news, here are a couple of places where you can order signed copies of Goliath:

I’ll be in St. Louis on September 20, doing a library appearance for Pudd’nhead Books, and will be signing any mail orders they’re holding for me there. Note that when you order from Pudd’nhead, you’re paying full retail and for shipping, but on the online order form you can add a personalization, like “To José” or “YOU ARE A NINJA!” (Within reason, of course! If you kill my hand, it shall haunt you in scary ghost-hand fashion.) You can also order signed copies of Leviathan, Goliath, and the Ugies series this way!

Click here to order from Pudd’nhead.

Another option is Amazon, which has a signed edition. This is also full retail, but if you’re a regular Amazon customer, you get their free shipping or whatever. These books will not be personalized, because I signed them a while ago. (And Goliath is the only option.)

Click here to order a signed edition from Amazon.

That’s it for this post, but don’t forget to check out my Appearances page to find out if I’m coming near you on my upcoming tour.

57 thoughts on “Steampunk on PBS

  1. FFFFF ordered mine forever ago from like the signed page or whatever. XD I accidentally ordered it to my pen name like a genius. But it’s sad how I keep waking up thinking that Goliath is out that day and it isn’t XD SPEED UP TIME D< in other news. <3 excitement

  2. I am so psyched that you are coming to Kansas City this year! My friends and i are skipping class to be able to come see you!

  3. I heard that there is or will be a new function on ebooks that authors can sign them using a touchscreen.

  4. Hold on a sec; will you be at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters or at Pudd’nhead Bookstore? Or at both? Because the St. Louis Library website says you’ll be there at 7:00 but you say you’ll be at Pudd’nhead? I can get to either one easily but I’d just like clarification because if I don’t want to miss this…

    Thanks, btw.

  5. …Because if you want us to dress up, I’ll come as Doctor Barlow – which is my Halloween costume. If you don’t, I’ll wear my Deryn costume, which is basically dress pants and suspenders.

    Let me know, please! 🙂

  6. Scott-
    I have been checking the time everyday to double check. Plus, I mean, who really cares about Philosophy….
    Also, my friend and I agree that you should be about…um….let’s say an hour an a half late…
    Yeah that sounds good.

  7. Yes! I will be ordering a customized signed copy! This is great because all my books by you will be signed! (even mind rain). This sort of makes up for you not coming anywhere that I could go to this year.

  8. My school did a steampunk production of Romeo and Juliet last year and it was very cool, except that most people didn’t realize it was steampunk until the school newspaper said it was.
    It’s unfortunate that you aren’t coming to the Chicago area, but I’m sure you will come again on a different tour, as you often do. Enjoy your tour!! :]

  9. YAY FOR SIGNED COPIES!!! sooooo excited for goliath. you know, i have been counting down for goliath since 97 days. wow i just sounded like a complete nerd, but good books r hard to find!!!!


    My two fandoms are coming out on the same day. Namely Goliath and Volume 26 of FMA. I Need To Clone Myself so I can read them Both At The Same Time. and on top of that my sister comes home from England on the twentieth and I haven’t seen her in a year so she’ll have to hear me rant about Everything!!!! (ok so technically I saw her in April but that doesn’t count cause we were in Italy and I had food poisoning…do not argue with my logic)

    I love my life <3 XD

  11. Will you sign books at your apperences?? Or is that just for online copies?
    I’ll bring a pen for you, and a gift! Please, please say you will!! I’m to old-fashioned to order personalized copies online! X(

  12. Costumes are awesome, whether fancy or comfortable.

    I will sign all your kindles, or books, or sisters.

    Steampunk Shakespeare! Man, you kids today are so lucky.

  13. Hey I read something really interesting on while pre-ordering Goliath. It’s quite spoilerish but i have to share it!!!
    Editorial Reviews:
    Product Description
    Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they weren’t technically enemies.
    The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld’s brilliant trilogy.

    Scott, whats this about a homicidal lunatic???

  14. Scott-
    Is there any limit on how many ordered books you’ll sign? In other words, do I need to order sooner rather than later?

  15. hmm? To pre-order or not to pre-order that is the question.
    If I did pre-order it wouldn’t I receive it after the 20th?

  16. I would pre-order as an eBook, but Scott’s coming near me and I want him to sign it, so… Yeah. (Yay for spending $7 more than I need to!)

  17. @ambris
    waaaait if alek and deryn fall in love, but alek dont know deryns tru gender, DOES THAT MEAN HES GAY????

  18. finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl.

  19. Umm Scott if you are reading this Simon and Schuster uhh put up a bit more then a preview and you may want to have that taken down.

  20. They’ve got the whole barking book up online!!!! I read a bit just to see how far it went, but forced myself to close it up so I didn’t ruin it for myself. I promise I am still going to buy the book – why have they put the whole entire book on the website to read for free? If people find this, they won’t buy the book!

  21. Oh, sweet mustache, I’m so unreasonably pumped for this book. I reread the first two last week to refresh my memory, which may have boosted my excitement level even further…

    Also, I was listening to the “Sacred Star of Milos” soundtrack (a very steampunkish film itself!) for much of the reread, and now I can’t stop imagining the snatch of this track from about 1:50 until about 4:00 as Deryn’s “adventure theme”, for when she’s pulling particularly daring/airborne/medal-winning stunts.

    I also can’t stop associating another track with the scene where the Leviathan takes flight for the first time with her new Clanker engines:

    It starts out so tentative and frenetic, with the soaring horns and swirling, cilia-esque strings not quite in sync with the crashing mechanical sounds from the percussion section. Then they pull together at 0:54 and suddenly start to work in musical sync, crescendo to an apparent moment of freedom…and then comes the scare chord, the nervous rising strings as things are thrown overboard and the Leviathan’s nose comes up bit by bit, with a nice nervous/angsty interlude from 2:40 or so for the Clanker inheritance-defenestration and bickering, and then the final rise to safety…

    Thoughts, Scott? 🙂

  22. Okay……this is totally irrevelant to everyone’s ranting of the spoilerish synopsis (and if you really want to be spoiled just read the reviews….but WARNING: you will feel dirty afterwards), but I was rereading Behemoth and Deryn specifically stated that the night of rebellion was SEPTEMBER 19……and they probably boarded the Leviathan close to or after midnight, meaning the book left off on and may pick up on SEPTEMBER 20. Is this a coincidence Scott???

    *annoyingness over*

  23. -Scott, i think i speak on behalf of everyone when i say you need to get Simon and Schuster worked out. They have your full book online

  24. OMG. It is actually there. This is REALLY bad.
    I am NOT reading it. I will uphold my beliefs in all things true and just, resist it.
    I urge all to do the same- AND to not spead word of it.

  25. @amo:

    1. That’s really cool…
    2. It’s not a spoiler-ish synopsis: Simon and Schuster have put up a ‘preview’ of Goliath that HAPPENS to contain the WHOLE ENTIRE BOOK.

  26. Guys, it’s not really the whole book. It’s the first few pages of every chapter. That’s a bit weird for a preview, and you could probably spoil yourself with it if you wanted to, but it doesn’t really work if you try to read it through.

  27. Really? It seemed like the whole thing to me.

    Oh well. It’s fun to partake in some mass hysteria, at least. 😉

  28. Oops. No, you guys were right. It was SUPPOSED to be just the first few pages, but it was the whole thing. But it’s down now.

    Thank you all for being so sharp-eyed and honorable! (And sorry if any of you were spoiled.)

  29. WHEW!
    THANK YOU for pointing out that the whole book was online! You have saved me from being spoiled (something I CANNOT stand), and helped to strengthen my excitement for September 20, which is exactly 12 DAYS FROM TODAY!

    Chocolate for all!

  30. Hahaha, Scott… We are ALWAYS right.

    I was spoiled but that’s okay. 😀 It was a good kind of spoiled. (And don’t try to weasel anything out of me – I am the vault of secrets.)

    Yay, chocolate!

  31. Counting the days til Goliath, Scott. Been waiting for, like, EVER. Hope I can make it to the bookstore before all the copies are sold out. XD
    By the way, *throws hubcap at* philosophical!

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