Friday, November 26, 2010


Let's go off of the normal beaten path and jump into a sub-genre that is somewhat different than what we have been discussing.

Steampunk is an interesting genre on multiple levels and takes some skill on the writer's part. It is a genre of science fiction that revolves around a period of Victorian times, but what our world would be like if we still lived in them.

The best way to think about it that you are writing a story about what the world would be like if we never kept technologically evolving. In this said world, there would be no blogging, computers, and like Gilligan not a single luxury. Well maybe some luxury for the really rich, but think about what life was like for people in the time period if they weren't royal and that is your character base.

Basically it seems like a fun idea to create a world such as this, but I don't ever see myself being able to write one. If steampunk is your way to go though, then sit back pretend like you have a typewriter and pretend like the world we live in never happened.
Doctor Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory (Catalogue Edition)
Thomas Riley (Steampunk Novels)

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