Steampunk (sadly ignorant)

Charles Butler hannibal at
Wed Dec 3 04:20:54 EST 2003

Was Swift
>  making the double entendre when he named his Laputa (after which
>  Miyazaki's is named)?)

It's generally assumed that he was, I believe (putting the punk into
steampunk, no less!)

I've sometimes heard the film *Wild Wild West* quoted as an example of
steampunk. But this genre is a bit blurry round the edges for me - does
Philip Reeves's *Mortal Engines* count? And what about *His Dark Materials*?


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