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Steampunk: An Illustrated History of Fantastical Fiction, Fanciful Film and Other Victorian Visions Steampunk is the hottest science fiction counterculture, alive in fantasy novels, films, arts and crafts, fashion, comic books, music, computer games, even architecture Enter a world of Victorian technology, where steam power meets space travel From Jules Verne and H G Wells to Alan Moore, Hayao Miyazaki, and Philip Pullman, the genre has captured imaginations around the globe Here s the first grand, illustrated history of the counterculture movement in a book fittingly stylish in its design, package, and artwork From the fastest dirigible and steam powered ray guns to fashionistas Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen, the whole story of the gaslight romance is here

10 thoughts on “Steampunk: An Illustrated History of Fantastical Fiction, Fanciful Film and Other Victorian Visions

  1. Andrew Andrew says:

    I will admit that I have known of Steampunk for many years but will openly admit I know next to nothing about it Let me explain I have been a fan of Tim Powers and James Blaylock for years as well as reading a number of Mr Jeters books and it is almost impossible to read these books without coming across both references to Steampunk and the fact that it was coined by this group

  2. Florin Pitea Florin Pitea says:

    Well documented and lavishly illustrated Highly recommended.

  3. Greg Greg says:

    Occasionally interesting, but way too self congratulatory, and at times hypocritical Robb stretches the definition of Steampunk to include works that make the genre cooler, like Bladerunner or The Watchmen, while dismissing important titles like Sterling and Gibson s The Difference Engine because they had written a few words critical of the new genre Robb obviously has an axe to

  4. Redgie Redgie says:

    i want a steampunk dalek

  5. Cale Cale says:

    What do Brazil, Bioshock, and Perdido Street Station have in common If you said Steampunk, congratulations, I think you re the author of this book.The first three quarters of this book attempts to document Steampunk, but does so by casting so wide a net as to be almost useless in its definition It also attempts to approach the topic by medium, which means the chapters end up repeat

  6. Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) says:

    This was interesting with the different pictures and descriptions that have to do with steampunk or steampunk related Good read.

  7. Mersini Mersini says:

    More of a 2 and a half, really.Gives an interesting history of Steampunk, including its roots in novels, as well as the influence of film, tv, and comics However, it s not the most interesting thing to read in terms of style It s dry, but the kind of thing that you have to read cover to cover because it s not laid out in a way that would make it simply a reference book Its single cha

  8. Esther Esther says:

    There s an actual plug for a steampunk themed sex toy website in this book As other reviewers have pointed out, important titles seem to have been left out of this history, but I m sure glad we got a mention of Lady Clankington s automata or range of Gothic ray gun shaped vibrators Yes, the website was listed in there too Not that there s anything wrong with steampunk themed sex toys,

  9. Pamela Hatch Pamela Hatch says:

    Steampunk books and imagery has fascinated me for a long time This text is a nicely illustrated introduction to the concept, the movies, the books, and the culture that has sprung up I scanned the text stopping to read what caught my attention I enjoyed looking at all the illustrations I was able to create a steampunk reading list from suggestions in within the text I found the book to

  10. Juju Juju says:

    Fab book

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