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A Goodreads user asked Gail Carriger:

How did you get into steampunk and to what detail did you create your world before starting to write?

Gail Carriger My Mum is a tea–swilling ex–pat. I was raised on British children’s books (Tom’s Midnight Garden, The Borrowers, The Water-Babies, Wind in the Willows) and I spent many a youthful summer in Cevon, some months as a PA in London, and two years of graduate school in Nottingham. It was this, plus the fashion aesthetic, that first drew me to steampunk – the beauty of 19th century clothing but with a less rigid everyday feel.

I had the science of my world all figured out before I started writing.

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