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Imprudence, the second Custard Protocol book, is available for pre-order. Releases July 19, 2016, other listed dates are wrong.

Would you like to buy foriegn translations? Gail donates hers to Worldbuilders.

Gail's monthly read along for December is Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix, skinflint alternative is Ridiculous by D.L. Carter.

Gail Carriger's Books

Gail Carriger currently has three book series, all set in her steampunk meets urbane fantasy vision of the Victorian past.

The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s * Adult * Completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

Soulless Changeless Blameles Heartless Timeless

This popular five books series chronicles the exploits of Alexia Tarabotti, a lady of considerable assets including a large Scottish werewolf, a battle-parasol, gossip, and treacle tart tenancies. Oh yes, and she has no soul.

The Finishing School Series (1850s * Young Adult * Completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny


In this whimsical young adult series, Sophronia is secretly recruited to a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed.

The Custard Protocol Series (1890s * Adult/New Adult * Ongoing)
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (July 19, 2016)

Prudence Imprudence

The British Empire is deflating, only Rue and her marauding team of outrageous miscreants in their high-tech dirigible, the Spotted Custard, are left charging about trying to fix things, loudly and mainly with tea.

Gail´s Short Stories

Audio Books

Obligatory Bio

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes steampunk comedies of manners to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Miss Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.


Miss Carriger's books are published in eighteen different languages. All thirteen of them are New York Times bestsellers via seven different lists (Mass Market, Hardcover, eBook, Combined Print & eBook, Young Adult, Children's Series, and #1 in Manga). She has received the Alex Award from the American Library Association (for Soulless), the Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Award in YA (for Waistcoats & Weaponry), and the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French readers. In 2012 she was honored with a Starburner Award in Literature for her "contributions to the steampunk community."

The Parasol Protectorate series begins with Soulless and has been turned into a graphic novel and optioned for TV. Her young adult Finishing School series begins with Etiquette & Espionage and follows the exploits of Sophronia, a young woman who discovers her dreaded lady's seminary is a great deal more deadly than expected. In the Custard Protocol series, beginning with Prudence, Rue and her crack (or possibly cracked) dirigible crew get into trouble around the Empire on behalf of queen, country, and tea. Gail also has a full cast audio production of her YA sci-fi Crudrat.

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Special Event ~ Steampunk Tea for the Locus Foundation at Borderlands

I hinted at this a little while ago, Gentle Reader, but I have added one final event for 2015 in San Francisco. You won't see me again in public until I visit Orlando next March.

I'll be attending this event in costume (either steampunk or full Victorian, I haven't decided which) and I've donated a number of items from my collection to the goody bags. Finally, there is a good chance you will get to try my Mum's famous scotch eggs.  Previously they honored the Soulless book launch party in 2009, but haven't been seen in public since. Very coveted, Mum's scotch eggs.

Here are the details:

Steampunk Tea Party Fundraiser with Gail Carriger

Sat. Dec. 5, 10AM - noon

Join author Gail Carriger and SF-in-SF for Elevenses!


 We are pleased to announce a mid-morning Steampunk Tea. 
Complete with beverages, snacks, goodie bags, and prizes, this delightful soiree is being held to help raise money for the Locus Science Fiction Foundation

  • Where: Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia, between 19th & 20th, San Francisco, CA; street parking is metered, and there is also a parking garage on 22nd & Valencia 
  • Cost: $45 per person (this is a charity fundraiser after all), seating is extremely limited.
  • Menu: We'll be serving scrumptious nibbles, tempting teas, and giving away pretty prizes.
  • Everyone goes home a winner - you'll be collecting an exclusive gift bag to take home!
  • Program: Come please mix and mingle with your fellow callers during morning tea; author Gail Carriger will be present and we'll be raffling off some AMAZING items. Gail's books and others with be available for private perusal and purchase, or feel free to bring your own books to be signed by Ms. Carriger at the end of the event.

PLEASE, do feel free to come in costume!!

Can't make it?
Here's an 8 minute video on how to make Scotch eggs. This isn't exactly the way my Mum does it, but close enough.

{Gail's monthly read along for November is Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Character Cookies the Loontwill sisters

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Before Green Tea Was a Superfood, It Was Feared as a Super Toxin

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
The First Museum for US Writers Will Open in 2017


  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Out now!
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working third draft. Available for pre-order in the US

Gail Carriger's Books! 

 The Finishing School Series (1850s ~ completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny

The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s ~ completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

 The Custard Protocol Series (1890s ~ ongoing)
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels (1870s)
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3 (Complete at 3.)

 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister's Song; Fairy Debt;
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

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“This Fink-Nottle, you see, was one of those freaks you come across from time to time during life's journey who can't stand London.” ... “He makes no secret of the fact that the place gives him the pip.”
~ Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

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