Pavel Kornev

Pavel Kornev



Pavel Kornev is a popular Russian science fiction and fantasy author whose writing crosses the boundaries of the sci fi thriller, fantasy adventure and steampunk. Genre mashing has long become his signature style.


His books are a page-turning mix of non-stop action and hard-boiled detective stories set in the edgy atmosphere of steampunk noir. Far from being a knight on a white charger, Kornev’s typical protagonist is an everyday man with his fair share of flaws who puts his talents to good use. His heroes struggle to survive and win their places in the sun; but most importantly, they manage to preserve their humanity even in the direst of circumstances.


His debut novel "Ice" was published in 2005. Now books of Pavel Kornev are issued in Russia (Alpha-Book), Poland (Fabryką Słów and Papierowy Księżyc) and Czech Republic (FANTOM Print).


In 2016 literary agency Magic Dome Books has translated dark steampunk novel "The Illustrious" into English.

Now book is available on Amazon.



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Future translations:


"Where the heat" (Borderlands #6) nakladatelství FANTOM Print (Czech Republic)






The Illustrious


The Sublime Electricity, book #1

Dark steampunk, alternative history and detective


In this world, science took the place of magic. Meanwhile, the transition from the era of steam to the epoch of Sublime Electricity is already underway. But magic hasn't simply disappeared without a trace. It still exists, concealed in the blood of the illustrious.

Detective constable Leopold Orso of the metropolitan police counts himself among their number. He was bestowed a talent that allows him to bring others' fears to life.

Leopold didn't go looking for trouble. All he really wanted was to gain access to his rightful inheritance. But, his peaceful life came to an end when a box from his grandmother's estate caught the interest of a mysterious cabal of conspirators, police and bloodthirsty malefics.

His new enemies have an arsenal of six-barreled machine guns, backpack flamethrowers and hordes of hellspawn. He may escape with his life, but it won't be easy!