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.