Getting Steamed



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10 Responses

  1. Avatar North says:

    The article is almost as charming as the subgenre it explores. Thanks for sharing. The H.G. Wells numnum was worth the price of admission alone.Report

  2. Avatar greginak says:

    so if a person were wanting to read some good steampunk sci-fi/ fantasy, what should they choose?Report

  3. Avatar greginak says:

    well that is a fine how do you do!!!!Report

  4. Avatar Dave PV says:

    Although not strictly ‘steampunk’, Neal Stephenson’s, The Diamond Age, imagines a near/far-ish future where a society of elites take on the social niceties and rigidly mannered etiquette and behavior structures of Victorian England, in an age where nanotechnology is the driving force in a post-nation state economic, political and social structure.

    It is mind-bending and a challenging read–I’ve seen a label describe it as ‘post-cyberpunk’, but the central ‘technology’ is a book that teaches and learns and grows with the protaganist. Check it out.

    (The author sides in favor of nanotechnology over AI as the more powerful and central force in human enterprise for the foreseeable future).Report