I have a dumb question. What exactly is steam punk in the book world?I have a dumb question. What exactly is steam punk in the book world? Erin #questionnaire
It’s a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology into like a Victorian era setting.
A sub genre of science fiction/fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery!
Some examples are The Clockwork Century series by Cherie Priest and The Infernal Devices series by K. W. Jeter. Steam punk is a genre of science fiction set around the time of Victorian England. It has lots of mechanical devices that didn’t necessarily really exist, but possibly could have in a re-imagined world.
mortal engines for example
I was introduced to steampunk through the literary world! Scott Westerfeld wrote a series (Leviathan) that reimagined the world right around the start of WWI, with steam powered “walker machines” and the sort, and also a “darwinist” faction that evolved life forms/living ecosystems to work as their technology. It was really fun, and just imprinted the whole idea that steampunk is just the past reimagined through a lens of different technologies & tools then what were actually around then, and what could have happened if that were the case.
Ps, not a dumb question at all! ?
@Mar I really enjoyed that series too!
Yes…. Scott Westerfeld is the best author of the steampunk genre
Girl Genius is an awesome web comic turned Graphic Novel set in that genre.
Senlin Ascends is a great steampunk book. Sometimes I feel like steampunk media is always more of the same but with this book you really get an original story, characters, setting, everything.
Gail Carriger is steampunk in a book! If you want to read the best sort of steampunk, you MUST read her books! I have devoured everything she has ever written. Plus she is an absolutely delightful author who actively engages with readers! I adore her!!!
I recommend you start with her first book, Soulless, and continue on from there!
And I concur with Mar: not a dumb question at all.
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