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Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." 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 ...more
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What is steampunk? Steampunk is Victorian science fiction or "Steampunk" is the science-fi…more
[close] What is steampunk? Steampunk is Victorian science fiction or "Steampunk" is the science-fiction of the Steam Age; the Industrial Revolution re-imagined with the advantage of modern hindsight. Drawing upon the wealth of historical technology and the scientific fantasies of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, steampunk seeks to reinvent modern wonders (such as the computer) as the people of that era might have envisioned them. Following in the footsteps of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, steampunk authors blend history, science and imagination into a world of wonder that might have been. This is a place on Goodreads to talk about Steampunk literature, both old and new. Share your love for a good book and find others who hold the same tastes.
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[close] (click on image to go to discussion) We believe reading is fun and find unique and challenging ways to spread the love of reading. The aim of our book club is to entice you, grab your imagination, and create an environment where people can discuss their thoughts on books in a warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere thereby making everyone's reading experience more fun. Although reading is seen as an individual activity, you may be surprised to learn that reading challenges, "book of the month" discussions, reading games and competitions all help to enrich our love of books, read more, and find great book recommendations.
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[close] A group for anyone with eclectic tastes. Really, we have no specific genre we like to adhere to. Join if you like to read anything and everything.
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[close] The official Goodreads group for the Hot Takes on Hot Books YouTube podcast and Discord server, because why not?
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