woensdag 25 november 2009

steam punk

What is Steampunk?
Gaslight romance. Neo-Victoriana. Weird West. "Steampunk" means many things to many people. For us, steampunk means a reimagining of that particular time before our own, post American and French revolution but prior to the Roaring Twenties, when our modern world was newly born. The long-standing structures and conventions that are so familiar to us now were still supple and naive.

The advent of mechanism and industry. The death of empires. The empowerment of those previously hamstrung by norms and traditions. The cataclysmic overgrowth of scientific thought. The spiritual dexterity in response to said overgrowth. All the joys and fears that these notions evoked. Steampunk is an opportunity to revisit these themes, to explore the perspectives of this literal coming-of-age, and to experiment with the "what-if" questions that inevitably arise when so many crucial tipping points domino in close succession.

This is the garden where our particular flavor of speculative fiction hopefully will blossom. Where clockwork golems peer lifelessly at us from the unlit recesses of the library. Where being quick-on-the-draw and hardened by life on the range doesn't necessarily save you from things that don't die when you shoot 'em. Where steam powered rockets break gravity's pull ,leading to fantastic journeys amidst the æther, but hopefully back in time for tea.. look at there site!!!

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