Sunday, October 10, 2010

"What Is Steampunk, You Ask?"

Last month, author Arthur Slade talked about steampunk at Cynsations.

I recently gave my niece Airborn with a note saying that it was an example of steampunk. So I've been concerned that she might ask me what it is. I like Slade's definition--"it’s science fiction inspired by the aesthetics and atmosphere of the Victorian era." Now I just have to rework "aesthetics" and maybe even "Victorian era" for a twelve-year-old.

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