Steampunk Literature      Kghia Gherardi
“I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come   up with a fitting co"ective term....
What is Steampunk?
What is Steampunk?  STEAMPUNK = Mad Scientist Inventor [invention   (steam x airship or metal man/baroque stylings) x(pseu...
What is Steampunk?Steampunk has always been first and foremost aliterary genre, or [at] least a sub-genre of sciencefiction ...
What is Steampunk?Steampunk is...a mood (fog-laden streets lined withcobblestones); a theme (a world standing on the edgeb...
What is Steampunk?Steampunk is...the love child of Hot Topic and a BBCcostume drama.~Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol ...
What is Steampunk?First, it’s simultaneously retro and forward-looking innature. Second, it evokes a sense of adventure an...
Proto-SteampunkMary She"ey,Frankenstein (1818)Jule Verne, 20,000Leagues Under the Sea(1870) and The SteamHouse (1880)HG We...
Edisonade NovelsEdward E"is, The HugeHunter of the Steam Man ofthe Prairies (1865)Henry Enton, Frank Readeand his Steam Ma...
PrecursorsRonald Clark, QueenVictoria’s Bomb (1969)Michael Moorcock, TheWarlord of the Air (1971)Harry Harrison, ATransatl...
First GenerationTim Powers, The AnubisGates (1983)KW Jeter, InfernalDevices (1987)Peter J Blaylock, LordKelvin’s Machine (...
Quiet Years: 1991-2007Neal Stephenson, TheDiamond Age: Or, a Lady’sI"ustrated Primer (1995)Philip Pu"man, TheGolden Compas...
SupernaturalGail Carriger, The ParasolProtectorateCherie Priest, BoneshakerKim Newman, Anno DraculaClay Griffith. The Grey*iar
Mysteries & DetectivesLilith Saintcrow, The     T. Aaron Payton. TheIron Wyrm Affair           Constantine AffairChina Mievi...
WesternsCherie Priest, DreadnoughtDevon Monk, Dead IronMK Hobson, The Native Star
Airships & PiratesChris Wooding, RetributionFa"sMichel R Vai"ancourt, By AnyOther NameGeorge Mann. The AffinityBridgeScott...
ClockworksEkaterina Sedia, TheAlchemy of StoneJay Lake, MainspringCory Doctorow, ClockworkFagin (YA)Kady Cross, The Girl i...
ColonialSM Stirling. ThePeshawar Lancers
AnthologiesAnn and Jeff VanderMeer, eds.SteampunkNick Geves, ed. ExtraordinaryEnginesMike Ashley. SteampunkPrime: A Vintage...
Graphic NovelsPhil and Kaja Folio, Girl GeniusSydney Padua, The Thri"ingAdventures of Lovelace and BabbageBrian Selznick, ...
Reference BooksJeff VanderMeer with SJChambers. TheSteampunk BibleJess Nevins and MichaelMoorcock. TheEncyclopedia of Fanta...
References“The Future of Steampunk,” Paul Jessup. The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf and Book Review.http://booktionary.blogspot.c...
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  • A brief introduction to steampunk literature

    1. 1. Steampunk Literature Kghia Gherardi
    2. 2. “I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting co"ective term...like ‘Steampunk,’ perhaps.” ~ KW Jeter, Locus Magazine, 1987
    3. 3. What is Steampunk?
    4. 4. What is Steampunk? STEAMPUNK = Mad Scientist Inventor [invention (steam x airship or metal man/baroque stylings) x(pseudo) Victorian setting] + progressive or reactionary politics x adventure plot ~ John Coulthart
    5. 5. What is Steampunk?Steampunk has always been first and foremost aliterary genre, or [at] least a sub-genre of sciencefiction and fantasy that includes social or technologicalaspects of the 19th century (the steam) usually withsome deconstruction of, reimagining of, rebellionagainst part of it (the punk).~ John Leavitt? of steampunk.com
    6. 6. What is Steampunk?Steampunk is...a mood (fog-laden streets lined withcobblestones); a theme (a world standing on the edgebetween one age and the next), a tech level (horses andautomobiles, clockwork creations, goggles and steamengines, and air craft rising toward the stars), andmore than a bit of madness.~ Beth Bernobich, author of Passion Play and ArsMemoriae
    7. 7. What is Steampunk?Steampunk is...the love child of Hot Topic and a BBCcostume drama.~Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Protectorate seriesSteampunk is what happens when goths discoverbrown.~ Jess Nevins, author of Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana
    8. 8. What is Steampunk?First, it’s simultaneously retro and forward-looking innature. Second, it evokes a sense of adventure anddiscovery. Third, it embraces divergent and extincttechnologies as a way of talking about the future.~ Jeff VanderMeer and SJ Chambers, The Steampunk Bible
    9. 9. Proto-SteampunkMary She"ey,Frankenstein (1818)Jule Verne, 20,000Leagues Under the Sea(1870) and The SteamHouse (1880)HG We"s, The TimeMachine (1895) andMen Like Gods (1923)
    10. 10. Edisonade NovelsEdward E"is, The HugeHunter of the Steam Man ofthe Prairies (1865)Henry Enton, Frank Readeand his Steam Man of thePlain (1876)Luis Senarens, Frank Reade,Jr. and His Steam Wonder(1879)
    11. 11. PrecursorsRonald Clark, QueenVictoria’s Bomb (1969)Michael Moorcock, TheWarlord of the Air (1971)Harry Harrison, ATransatlantic Tunnel,Hurrah! (1972)
    12. 12. First GenerationTim Powers, The AnubisGates (1983)KW Jeter, InfernalDevices (1987)Peter J Blaylock, LordKelvin’s Machine (1992)Wi"iam Gibson andBruce Sterling, TheDifference Engine (1990)
    13. 13. Quiet Years: 1991-2007Neal Stephenson, TheDiamond Age: Or, a Lady’sI"ustrated Primer (1995)Philip Pu"man, TheGolden Compass (1995)Paul di Filippo, TheSteampunk Trilogy (1995)
    14. 14. SupernaturalGail Carriger, The ParasolProtectorateCherie Priest, BoneshakerKim Newman, Anno DraculaClay Griffith. The Grey*iar
    15. 15. Mysteries & DetectivesLilith Saintcrow, The T. Aaron Payton. TheIron Wyrm Affair Constantine AffairChina Mievi"e. PerdidoStreet StationMark Hodder. TheStrange Affair of SpringHeeled JackPC Martin. SteampunkHolmes: Legacy of theNautilus
    16. 16. WesternsCherie Priest, DreadnoughtDevon Monk, Dead IronMK Hobson, The Native Star
    17. 17. Airships & PiratesChris Wooding, RetributionFa"sMichel R Vai"ancourt, By AnyOther NameGeorge Mann. The AffinityBridgeScott Westerfeld. The Manual ofAeronautics
    18. 18. ClockworksEkaterina Sedia, TheAlchemy of StoneJay Lake, MainspringCory Doctorow, ClockworkFagin (YA)Kady Cross, The Girl in theSteel Corset
    19. 19. ColonialSM Stirling. ThePeshawar Lancers
    20. 20. AnthologiesAnn and Jeff VanderMeer, eds.SteampunkNick Geves, ed. ExtraordinaryEnginesMike Ashley. SteampunkPrime: A Vintage SteampunkReader
    21. 21. Graphic NovelsPhil and Kaja Folio, Girl GeniusSydney Padua, The Thri"ingAdventures of Lovelace and BabbageBrian Selznick, The Adventures ofHugo CabretIan Edginton and D’Israeli, ScarletTracesAlan Moore, The League ofExtraordinary Gentlemen
    22. 22. Reference BooksJeff VanderMeer with SJChambers. TheSteampunk BibleJess Nevins and MichaelMoorcock. TheEncyclopedia of FantasticVictoriana
    23. 23. References“The Future of Steampunk,” Paul Jessup. The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf and Book Review.http://booktionary.blogspot.com/2010/10/future-of-steampunk-by-paul-jessup.html“Steampunk Is,” The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf and Book Review.http://booktionary.blogspot.com/2010/10/steampunk-is.html“What is Steampunk?” John Leavitt.http://www.steampunk.com/what-is-steampunk/Steampunk. Ann VanderMeer and Jeff Vandermeer, eds.“Introduction: The 19th-Century Roots of Steampunk.” Jeff Nevins. In Steampunk.Steampunk Scholar.

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