When you hear the phrase "steampunk book cover," certain motifs may spring to mind, like goggles or cogs. But new covers for novels by K.W. Jeter and Harry Harrison will blow your mind with their fancy early-twentieth-century stylings. Behold wondrousness!

Big props to Aidan Moher for pointing out the brilliance of these covers for two classic K.W. Jeter steampunk books, from Angry Robot, and A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! by Harry Harrison, from Tor Books. (The Angry Robot covers, by John Coulthart, were originally posted at Jeff Vandermeer's Omnivoracious blog, while the Harry Harrison cover, by Lorenzo Petrantoni, originally appeared over at BSC Review.)

And yes, A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! is the greatest book title in ages, and the blurb sounds just as great:

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A metal highway under the sea is no longer a dream. Captain Augustine Washington and his team of navvies are already driving the tunnel under the Atlantic in an heroic feat of construction. For Gus, a descendant of the infamous George Washington, executed as a traitor after the Battle of Lexington, this is the opportunity to redeem the family name. But his beautiful fiancee has been forced to end their engagement, and there is a ruthless and sinister plot to destroy the tunnel – and Gus himself…

Check out all three book covers below. [Aidan Moher]

Steampunk book covers are ornate, dazzling

A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! by Harry Harrison, bigger version of the Harrison cover over at BSC Review. Artwork by Lorenzo Petrantoni.

Steampunk book covers are ornate, dazzling

Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter, bigger version over at Omnivoracious. Artwork by John Coulthart.

Steampunk book covers are ornate, dazzling

Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter, bigger version over at Omnivoracious. Artwork by John Coulthart.