New on Fantastic Reviews is Aaron's review of Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. This book is one of the current 2010 Hugo award nominees for Best Novel.
From Aaron's book review of Boneshaker :
"Boneshaker is a steampunk zombie novel, but much less gimmicky and more accomplished than this label suggests...."
"Boneshaker is set in Seattle circa 1880, but a steampunk alternate version of Seattle largely destroyed when Dr. Leviticus Blue's massive "boneshaker" drill undermined the city's foundations while simultaneously releasing a lethal subterranean gas that renders its victims zombies. Blue was never heard from again after the disaster, but his wife Briar Wilkes and son Zeke - unborn when Blue disappeared but now fifteen years old - scratch out a living in the outskirts of the ruined city, outside the immense walls that hold in the gas blight and zombies"
"Convinced history has treated his father unfairly, Zeke puts on a gas mask and follows an underground tunnel into the city on a quest to clear Leviticus Blue's name. With impeccable teenager logic, he braves the city alone, without telling his mother of his plans. The story begins in earnest...when an earthquake collapses the tunnel, and Briar sets out to rescue Zeke by airship...."
To read the entire review -> Boneshaker