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What is Steampunk?!

Well, its a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. Mix modern technology with Victorian design and aesthetics and add some steam!

‘Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. If Jules Verne or H.G. Wells were writing their science fiction today, it would be considered “steampunk.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving beyond the elevator pitch, this brief summary names two of steampunk’s most revered heroes, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells (pictured above). While Verne and Wells are regarded as part of the foundation of Science Fiction, they would be listed as steampunk authors if they were writing their works today.

 

 

 

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