Yes, my friends, it is the year of steampunk! Don't all those covers look great together? If you haven't read any works in this genre yet, well, what are you waiting for? For readers not familiar with steampunk, let me give you a few fast facts. You can read more about steampunk HERE.
- Steampunk is usually in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre and is usually considered Alternative History. Some writers are heavy scifi (you can't make me say syfy) and some writers are more fantasy-oriented. As well, you will find a lot of steampunk writing has heavily romantic themes (including Chasing the Star Garden).
- Steampunk takes its cues from Jules Verne and HG Wells instead of (or more than) from Tolkien. Steampunk works often depict scientific invention ahead of or alternative to its time: airships, steam-powered machines, clockwork gadgets (clockpunk), sky pirates, submarines, etc. Think League of Extraordinary Gentleman.
- Many steampunk works are often set in the gaslamp aesthetic of Victorian England. But steampunk enviroments can be evoked from any period, including in Dystopian works. Karen Kincy's Shadows of Aspodhel, for example, is a deiselpunk work set in 1913 Austria-Hungary.
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