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Topic: Steampunk? (narrowing down the genres)

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Subject: Steampunk? (narrowing down the genres)
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 9:27 AM ET
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Any authors you can recommend in steampunk sci-fi?  I went to the SP website and it looks like it gives an alpha list of everybody and everything sci-fi.

I also like post-apocalyptic and social commentary sci-fi, not into space opera.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 6:48 PM ET
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The first one that pops into my head is Gibson and Sterling's The Difference Engine.  That led me to a tag.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=36737&l=10

Oh.  I should mention that this book was NOT one of my favorites from Gibson.



Last Edited on: 5/22/09 6:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 9:32 PM ET
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what IS "steampunk" scifi anyway? I've never heard the term before coming here....

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 11:03 PM ET
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You might want to look here ...

www.steampunk.republika.pl/arch/opedia.html

and here ...

etheremporium.pbworks.com/Wiki

 



Last Edited on: 5/22/09 11:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 6:49 AM ET
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I found the first mention I'd seen of "Steampunk" on the wikipedia page for Science Fiction Genres.  It looks like something I'd like to explore, but doesn't look like there are a lot of authors who do this kind of sci-fi.

Thanks for the tips.  I've been enjoying looking up the authors mentioned here and adding books to my reminder/wish lists.