Monday, December 27, 2010

The Ubiquitous Steampunk

I've been reading a lot about the steampunk phenomenon this year, so the Omnivoracious blog's post "Steampunk Unloaded, Uploaded, Reloaded, Remixed, Cooked, Stuffed, and Codified" made me wonder why I had not written more about it (although in August I recommended Cherie Priest's Boneshaker). Not familiar with the steampunk genre? Check out this New York Times article, "Steampunk Moves Between Worlds", or "Steam Dream" from the Boston Phoenix. Also TVTropes has a good explanation of the genre, which they start by summing up as "Retro-style Speculative Fiction set in periods where steam power is king."

Looking for steampunk fiction in the catalog? Our collection is small, but growing! Click here to see some titles.

Also consider visiting The Steampunk Workshop & Steampunk Magazine. has many book reviews.

Check out this video from the steampunk episode of ABC's show Castle!

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