Moderator: Cory Doctorow, Author
Panelists: Authors Scott Westerfeld and Cherie Priest; Karen Grenke, Library Manager NYPL and fan girl
* Grab your headphones for the best sound *
Steampunk Panel – SLJ Day of Dialog, BEA 2010 from School Library Journal on Vimeo.
Steampunk Week – an Introduction (and Primer) on The Book Smugglers blog
Greetings Lia: The streaming was pretty rough, so I couldn't hear this video, but I was wondering if you could get me a brief description of the Steampunk genre — I'm totally new to it.
What is it, its origins and how did it get such an interesting name? Well, that's a lot to ask, isn't it? I'd love to learn more about it though.
.-= Rahma´s last blog ..Libraries going ‘bookless’ =-.
Rahma, no problem. I’ll do a blog post on it. But, basically, it’s an alternate history reimagining of the 19th century and a subgenre of science fiction due to its preoccupation with alternative technology like steam and clockwork for advanced inventions with a Victorian aesthetic.
It’s a time that never was, and a time that people bored with the clean, generic designs of the 21st century would prefer to live with.
There’s a great article by Tor Publishing here:
but I’ll do a blog post about it in the next few days, too. It’s a subject dear to my heart!
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