Why not a good book, then?
The Faraday Cage is a new anthology of steampunk SF stories set in Steve Turnbull’s Voidships universe – that I really like and have reviewed in the past.
The volume features five stories by as many authors, exploring different facets of the Voidships universe.
From the book’s press release:
In 1843, in front of an astonished audience in the Royal Society in London, Sir Michael Faraday demonstrated his Principle for the Partial Nullification of Gravity. In the demonstration various items, including one of Faraday’s assistants, had their measured weight reduced by a fifth.
While considered to be scientific oddity at first, it was an enterprising businessman, John Moats, who operated coastal cargo vessels, who recognised its value and utilised increasing numbers of these devices to carry heavier cargos aboard his vessels.
Once the process had begun it became unstoppable. In the 1850s the British Army converted their artillery units resulting in the easier transport of heavier guns. Flight soon followed with a vast range of different ways of getting into the air, from balloons to ornithopters.
By the beginning of the 20th Century the great countries of the world had stretched their empires across the world and into the Void.
The rest is alternate history.