Monday, March 14, 2011

Steam Punk

I was trying to explain steam punk.  It is a genre of books.   According to an article about Steam Punk on Wikipedia, "The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. "

For some people, part of it can be a way of dressing. This picture has nothing to do with books I've been talking about, but here are some people in "steam punk" costumes: