Sunday, April 8, 2012

What Is Steampunk?

Yes, yes, I know. This is something people can argue about endlessly and never resolve to everyone's satisfaction. But if you are more interested in exploring the question than proving one opinion correct to the exclusion of all others, there is a fair amount of interesting material out there. I recently read a column on this subject by author G. D. Falksen. I think his position is thoughtful and informed without becoming either authoritarian or dogmatic, an approach I appreciate. Here is a link to his column, which is short, to the point, and worth a read.


  1. Mike Perschon, a Canadian lecturer in English at Grant MacEwan University is writing his dissertation on steampunk as a literary genre. His blog, Steampunk Scholar, is quite good.


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