Dr. Warthan’s Omega7Red is a blog about SteamPunk and other interesting technology or news.
- SteamPunk technology
- SteamPunk fashion
- SteamPunk fiction
- SteamPunk Art
- Unusual Technology
- Strange Achievements
- Curious News Stories
- Things that are just plain Funny
For those who are new to SteamPunk:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.
Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.
Steampunk. (2009, March 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:11, March 20, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steampunk&oldid=278204439
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