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Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction which 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, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. It 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). Their main difference beyond the chronological differences in settings is that steampunk settings tend to be less obviously dystopian.

Book review: <i>Zeppelins West</i> by Joe R. Lansdale

the cover of the book

If this was a comic which is about a thousand times better, it would be The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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