In fact, that shiny new idea that keeps cropping up? It's a Steampunk.
Doesn't that make you want to squeal from excitement?!
It should, but most people I've told about my SNI respond like this, "What is Steampunk?"
*Gasp* Allow me to enlighten you.
Wiki says,"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history."
An example I always use is THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. Also LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld.
So, in celebration of Susan's Steampunk month, I am going to feature some of the research I've been doing for that SNI, and I'll be reading some Steampunk novels to recommend to you guys.
This is going to be so fun! Do you guys love Steampunk as much as I do?