I picked up "The Dream of Perpetual Motion" by Deter Palmer today at the library. I first heard about it in this io9.com article 10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Make Great Gifts.
I don't yet know what it's about, other than there's a blimp and some steampunk. I don't like to know much about a book before reading it (other than that it's good) so it can unfold before me. Same for movies- too many trailers give away the entire movie. I have "The Windup Girl" queued up next.