Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Recently added to my vocabulary...

Literary sub-genres:
Steampunk (
New Weird (

Check out the links and let me know what you think.
Steampunk particularly came to my attention two or three times in the last week and I'd never heard it before. Scott Westerfeld, a popular YA writer, just published Leviathan which is considered a Steampunk book. It's alternative history with steam technology set at the beginning of WW1. Kind of intriguing, huh?


the Lady of Dragonwood said...

Steampunk art is amazing. For a fun steampunk webcomic, try Girl Genius :

You do know that Jules Verne is the original steampunk, yes?

sam said...

Steampunk sounds fascinating, very H.G. Wells/early sci-fi
I found the description of New Weird to be a little confusing. I'll have to locate a book that fits in the genre and see if I can grasp what it's all about.

liz nelson said...

i've heard of steam punk, but the new weird was a new one.:) strange. it's interesting that there are so many sub-genres. hope you had a good birthday yesterday! hopefully you got my message. i meant to call earlier, but didn't get a chance to at work.

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