The Power of Steam!


We’re all acquainted with steampunk, right? Fantasy/sci-fi set in, usually, the 19th century, but with amazing advances in technology based on steam power, dirigibles, analog computing engines, and clockwork automata? So many people have never heard of it, but it’s really a fairly common sub-genre of fantasy. You ever read anything by Jules Verne or H.G. Welles? A lot of that is steampunk. You playing “Bioshock” these days? That’s steampunk, too. And there are even steampunk comics — Alan Moore’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and Phil Foglio’s “Girl Genius” are two of the best known.

Where am I leading to with all this? Just to this wonderful blog of steampunk goodness called Brass Goggles. Read it, marvel at it, wish you could afford a nice steampunk keyboard for your computer.

(Link from the Daily Illuminator)

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