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Recent Examples of steampunk from the Web
Gunnels mentions steampunk and space operas as possible points of inspiration.
So why parachute into a Tuscan village in 1452 like some steampunk plying the future in the past?
The Octopod steampunk octopus clock doesn't just tell the time.
In yet another great shot from Wonderland, Pattinson channels an almost steampunk vibe, maintaining his fun makeup look.
With a steampunk theme this year, the Headdress Ball is a fun event to raise money for a serious issue: fighting HIV and AIDS.
This adaptation, from Be Bold Productions, conjures a steampunk atmosphere for its staging of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel.
To chase after Bowser and his nonconsenting fiancée, Mario and Cappy repair the titular Odyssey, a steampunk airship that runs on (of course) Power Moons.
Customers also can pick creepy aliens, Victorian steampunk and social-media inspired costumes such as the dog filter and giant bobbleheads.
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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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