Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Steampunk...no this is not a word that I made up!

Steampunk is a new term for an old way of writing:
Wikipedia states that:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective onfashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.

Now, when I think of this, the movie Sherlock Holmes comes to mind. A student at BYU made the following video:

Come and see me if this is the genre for you!!

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