Saturday, October 8, 2011

Steampunk…What’s that?!

Generally, Steampunk is a fashion, design, and popular-culture phenomenon that combines romance and technology. Among its many influences are futurism, time travel, and the Victorian Age. These seemingly disparate facets combine into a resulting look that might be called “Mad Max Meets Jane Austen.”

In 1987, K.W. Jeter, author of Morlock Night, coined the term “Steampunk” to describe a genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that later came to describe an entire artistic and cultural movement.


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