I was recently requesting an interview with a science fiction author who wrote a book which has been labeled Steampunk. In his response, he gave the standard dismissal of all who hate the term, Steampunk: "There's no punk in Steampunk." Punk or no, calling it Gaslamp Fantasy isn't going to diminish the popular usage of Steampunk to denote anything speculative, fantastic or fanciful involving airships and anachronistic technology with a 19th century aesthetic. I'll be exploring the possibilities of the term Steampunk (as well as the history of the term) here in the next month, but until then, here's a video I came across on MySpace which captures a lot of the whimsy and nostalgia which draws people to Neo-Victorian, Gaslamp Fantasies...or Steampunk.
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