I think the Boyler Room is more steampulp. I wrote the last scene in the story this morning, in my head. Now I need to get it on paper.
HOW DO I WRITE A STEAMPUNK STORY?
by Dru Pagliassotti
Steampunk fiction consists of two elements-the
steam, or gaslamp aesthetic, iconography specific to the genre — and the
punk, a critical ideology or political stance that satirizes, challenges, or subverts societal trends.
Each element is a necessary but not sufficient condition for labeling a story steampunk: steampunk needs both the aesthetic and the critique. Much fiction is labeled
steampunk that is all steam and no punk; these works are more accurately called
steampulp. So, how do you write steampunk?
steam refers to technology that runs on steam power, of course, since classic steampunk is based or draws upon 19th century culture. Steampunk has been extended in both historical directions, however…
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