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Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic artistic steampunk showcase for your senses and for your fantasy. This is a great list for steampunk lovers.

A popular idea is that H. G. Wells and Jules Verne were the originators of steampunk. This is not really true. Despite its anachronistic veneer, steampunk is a very contemporary genre expressing contemporary interests and concerns.

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Wells, Verne, Shelly and others are important sources of inspiration for steampunk but they are not steampunk authors themselves.

They wrote in a nineteenth century or nineteen century inspired setting because that’s when they lived. For a modern writer full of current ideas to choose such a setting is a totally different thing.

There are isolated examples of writers revisiting Victorian settings throughout sci-fi’s history but steampunk as a word and concept has a clear origin in a letter to the science fiction trade journal Locus published in April 1987.

K. W. Jeter invented the word “steam-punks” to describe authors of “Gonzo-historical” “Victorian fantasies” While the word “steampunk” wasn’t coined until 1987 there were other intersections of quasi-history and science fiction in comics, television, film and occasionally books.

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

Classic Artistic Steampunk Showcase

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