Concept » Steampunk appears in 402 issues.

    A sub-genre of science fiction that melds science fiction and fantasy. Mostly deals with alternate worlds, where steam technology meets futuristic technologies.

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    Steampunk last edited by Hyjurocket on 11/02/22 07:59AM View full history


    Steampunk is a sub genre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy, and horror themes.

    Types of Steampunk

    Medieval Steampunk: Speculative fiction set during the Middle Ages or in fantasy worlds.

    Victorian Steampunk: A modern Science Fiction work (post-1930s) that is set in the early parts of the industrial revolution.

    Western Steampunk: Science fiction set in the American Old West.

    Industrial/Modern Steampunk: Science fiction taking place in the late industrial age, early modern age; i.e. World War 1, World War 2.

    Examples of Steampunk

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    • Steamboy
    • Final Fantasy 7
    • Hellboy
    • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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