A different type of anachronistic tale is the post-apocalyptic . This fast paced, engrossing story by jeanne DuPrau is about a city in a vast empty, dark world where the lights are going out and it's up to a couple of children to see if there is anyone else out there. All this the result of an old ctastrophe that ruined the Earth.
The technology in this story is very much industrial, worn out and the machines are sputtering and emitting gouts of smoke.
A great, fun read.