Steampunk


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Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature and art that commonly features some aspect of steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

Steampunk perhaps most recognisably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville.

Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The term steampunk's first known appearance was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created even as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.

Total 372 books at our databases.
New Books
The Veiled Terror (Dishonored, #3)The Black God's DrumsHonour Among Thieves (The Master of Shadows, #1)Competence (The Custard Protocol, #3)Kiss of the Spindle (Steampunk Proper Romance, #2)
Best Rated Books
Deathscent (Intrigues of the Reflected Realm, #1)Kingdom of Clockwork (Kingdom of Clockwork, #1)The Warlord of the Air (Oswald Bastable, #1)Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1)Lives of the Monster Dogs
Most Read Books
Deathscent (Intrigues of the Reflected Realm, #1)The Warlord of the Air (Oswald Bastable, #1)Lives of the Monster DogsSoulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1)Kingdom of Clockwork (Kingdom of Clockwork, #1)
Most Interesting Books Today
The Olympian Affair (The Cinder Spires, #2)The Outlaw and the Upstart King (The Map of Unknown Things, #2)The Dodsworth FetchThe Lady in the Coppergate Tower (Steampunk Proper Romance, #3)The Haunting of Tram Car 015
Upcoming Books
The Outlaw and the Upstart King (The Map of Unknown Things, #2)Firestarter (Timekeeper, #3)The Hod King (The Books of Babel, #3)The Dodsworth FetchThe Revenant Express (Newbury & Hobbes, #5)
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