Thursday, October 01, 2009

October's not Just Hispanic Heritage Month...for TOR, it's Steampunk Month

October is Steampunk Month on Tor.com with giveaways, wallpapers, reviews, and posts by guest bloggers from the steampunk community. I'm looking forward to the interview with Tim Powers.

Go HERE to check it out. They include a link to Cherie Priest's STEAMPUNK FAQ, in case you aren't familiar with the term. Her short definition is this:

Steampunk is a style (of books, clothes, video games, movies, etc.) that draws its inspiration from old science fiction stories. By “old” I mean Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Mary Shelley, and their ilk. Steampunk art is often (but not strictly always) indicative of a place and/or time wherein steam is the dominant form of high technology. Or at least it usually looks like it is.


Need more? Visit Steampunkopedia.

Want some steampunk novels to try?
THE ANUBIS GATES by Tim Powers
THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
IRON WEST by Doug TenNapel (graphic novel)
or...just browse some titles

So, is there an Hispanic Heritage steampunk story out there? :)

Anyway, if you have a steampunky Christian fantasy story you wanna submit to MindFlights, we'll be open for subs again later this month. Think about it...


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nissa_amas_katoj said...

I found this post while doing an internet search on 'Christian Steampunk' as I am re-d0ing my blog to turn it into a Steampunk writers' blog....

I will have to put up a link to this post. Wish I had found it sooner!