steampunk was our Word of the Day on 07/16/2014. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of steampunk from the Web
Tina Fortin, of Plainfield, was offering her quirky steampunk assemblage sculptures, created from hardware, bits of broken jewelry, and assorted metal bits.
Gunnels mentions steampunk and space operas as possible points of inspiration.
Voltaire, who was born in Cuba and now lives in New York City, is popular among practitioners of steampunk.
Shakespeare goes steampunk in an imagining of his youth.
Think completely renovated carriage house next to a historical, Victorian mansion with a twist: a modern steampunk penthouse.
Add a love of film to sports and steampunk, and Wade's penthouse decor is about covered.
Portland author David D. Levine’s delightful Jane Austen-meets-steampunk debut novel won the 2017 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards’ 2017 young adult literature award.
The real attention-getter here, though, is Colin Cunningham, who is hilariously invested in his role as Julian Slink, a sort of steampunk master of ceremonies for the race.
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Did You Know?
I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for [Tim] Powers, [James] Blaylock and myself. So wrote the science-fiction author K. W. Jeter, credited with coining the term steampunk in 1987 to describe a wave of fantasy novels set in Victorian times and celebrating the technology of the era, much of which was powered by steam. In both name and subject, steampunk is an antithesis to cyberpunk, a genre often noted for featuring computerized, futuristic, or unearthly settings. The popularity of steampunk has since carried over to motion pictures, fashion, and even things like restaurant décor.
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