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Friday, April 1, 2011

STEAMPUNK CORNER: A STEAMPUNK PRIMER!

STEAMPUNK CORNER: A STEAMPUNK PRIMER!

ABE BOOKS HAS A COOL POST TODAY ON THE ROOTS OF THE STEAMPUNK GENRE . . .

The creation of the ‘steampunk’ term is usually attributed to the science fiction author K.W. Jeter, who used it in a letter to Locus Magazine. He was trying to find a way to describe Victorian fantasy novels like those written by himself (Morlock Night and Infernal Devices), Tim Powers (The Anubis Gates) and James Blaylock (Homunculus).

He believed more people would be interested in this kind of writing if only there was a general term that described it as a genre. “Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like ‘steampunks,’” Jeter wrote. The label stuck and those early works helped define the genre . . .

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

A PUNK OUT TO BILL CRIDER

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