A to Z Challenge – Letter S

STEAMPUNK is a popular sub-genre in speculative fiction. Wikipedia defines it as “… a retro-futuristic sub-genre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by the 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” Below is my attempt at a steampunk cover for the letter S.

Have you read a steampunk story or two? What do you think of this peculiar sub-genre?

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7 Responses to A to Z Challenge – Letter S

  1. ahtdoucette says:

    I have read several different kinds of steampunk, and I feel like I almost don’t like it as a genre so much as a certain color of story, like romance “genre” or action “genre” which overlaps with so many other genres. I love the meticulous attention to detail and the “retro-futurism” of it. Steampunk stories I’ve read are so varied, I find myself comparing them with similar fantasy/mystery/sci-fi as opposed to similar steampunk stories. I find the impulse to re-use its themes interesting in a “why does this work?” sense.

  2. Steph W says:

    I cannot say that I have read any, but I certainly enjoy watching them. I need to look up some.

  3. I have read some, and some have been wonderful. Others have felt constricted by the genre – but then I have a weakness for work which crosses genre.

  4. I’ve read one. Something about “The Japanese…something… Fish… something.” It was interesting! But I’ve never sought out the genre specifically.

  5. Anne Nydam says:

    I’ve read a few steampunk stories I’ve liked, but what I really like is the aesthetic in art. Good job capturing it.
    Black and White: S for Shangri-La

  6. Widdershins says:

    I like this one. 🙂

  7. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I’ve come across steampunk, but haven’t read anything in the genre — I think I have a couple of books on my TBR, though.

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with an A-Z of Faerie: Solitary Fae

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