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message 1: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) Steampunk has had a good reaction on here, so I wonder if anyone likes Mannerpunk?

Since it isn't as well know, here is the definition: Mannerpunk is the fantasy genre's arena for the comedy of manners. Its worlds involve elaborately complex social hierarchies, and its plots revolve around its characters' interactions within those hierarchies in the traditions of Jane Austen or Anthony Hope. (Spiritus-Temporis.com)

So, it's like the society of the Victorian-ish era in a fantasy or scifi story, where as steampunk involves the steam powered technology.

I've only read a little bit of mannerpunk, but so far I've always really liked it.

Here is the Goodreads list for it if anyone wants to check it out: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show?s...


message 2: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (halfpint66) | 12 comments I've never heard of this either.


message 3: by new_user (new)

new_user Wow, I thought this was a new genre. I didn't realize it was established. I read Darkborn a little while back. It's based in a fictional country, but I would say it's mannerpunk. Very interesting. I would read more, for sure. Thanks for the list and the name-- I'll be able to categorize them now. ;)


message 4: by Diana (new)

Diana (barrier_maiden) | 9 comments new_user wrote: "Wow, I thought this was a new genre."

I thought the same. Some of those books look really interesting, too - especially "Darkborn". Honestly, I've never really been much into steampunk, but I could easily see myself getting into mannerpunk.




message 5: by new_user (last edited Sep 06, 2009 02:31PM) (new)

new_user Yeah, I had some of those on TBR without realizing, LOL. I would definitely recommend Darkborn if you're interested in seeing one of our BBC gentlemen at the center of his own adventure in a world reimagined with magic.


message 6: by Angelc (new)

Angelc | 9 comments I hadn't heard of this genre either, sounds really interesting. I just added Darkborn to my to read list.


message 7: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) There are TONS of punk.

I made a list of all I know of, the ones with the (?) mean I don't know what they are:

cyberpunk
postcyberpunk
steampunk
victorian punk
elfpunk
chippunk (?)
timepunk
stonepunk
bronzepunk
sandalpunk
classicpunk
ironpunk
candlepunk
castlepunk
middlepunk
dungeonpunk
plaugepunk
monkpunk (?)
clockpunk
dieselpunk
atomicpunk
transistorpunk
squidpunk
spacepunk
mythpunk
mannerpunk
biopunk
nanopunk
cyberprep
cybertopia
splatterpunk



message 8: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. Candlepunk. Nice. I don't think I would read half of those, except to have the chance to use them in a review, LOL. Thanks for the list, Christy. I've some new terms now. Buahaha. :D


message 9: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) No problem. They're my key to sounding geeky and pretentious at the same time at parties.


message 10: by Diana (new)

Diana (barrier_maiden) | 9 comments Oh, wow - plaguepunk? Squidpunk? I also have a burning desire to know what "elfpunk" is about. Elves who use magical, Victorian-looking iPods? Or something more?

LOL. Thanks for the list, Christy. I had no idea there were so many -punk genres.


message 11: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (halfpint66) | 12 comments I don't know any of this stuff. Who comes up with it?


message 12: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) Debbie wrote: "I don't know any of this stuff. Who comes up with it? "

Teh Internetz


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
Elfpunk is essentially urban fantasy with faeries and elves. It's one of my favorite fantasy genres.


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