Yearning for a distant age filled with wonder, adventure, invention, and style? Steampunk may be the answer.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of speculative fiction (a catch-all phrase for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and those unquantifiable books in between) that re-imagines the Victorian age to better fit the visions of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Evans, Greg. Luann. . 31 Oct. 2010, United Feature Syndicate.
Steampunk has been growing in popularity since the late 1980's, but in recent years it's started to expand beyond the confines of fictional worlds. There are multiple conventions at which Steampunk aficionados gather to compare fashion and home decorating tips. From an article on Steampunk style and fashion in the New York Times to a recent episode of the popular show Castle, you can't seem to avoid the excitement.
If you're interested in further exploring Steampunk, you might enjoy these Steampunk books available at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library.
We also have a selection of movies with Steampunk elements available for check out.
Or you can stop by the Recommendations Desk on the first floor to pick up a bookmark listing Steampunk authors.