Monday, February 25, 2013

Steampunk

Edited by: Kelly Link and Gavin Grant
Location: FIC STE
Genre: Steampunk - of course

So what is Steampunk then- "The Urban Dictionary" puts it this way...
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 or horror themes.
It is an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. A world of automatons, ornate clockworks and time travel, where scientists and dreamers, intrepid orphans and schoolgirls, solve dastardly crimes, escape monstrous predicaments and hover over volcanoes in steam powered airships, what more could you ask for?:
This collection of stories has Cassandra Clare, Libby Bray, Garth Nix, Holly Black and heaps of others. It will be great for short text study and yippee- we have another genre that is NOT dystopian!!!

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