Steampunk (sadly ignorant)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Dec 3 10:44:09 EST 2003


On Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 02:20 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

> Deborah:
> 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*?

Well, I'm still confused about what steampunk is.  It doesn't help that 
I
don't seem to have read most of the books you all are referring to.

But how about _Pavane_ by Keith Roberts?

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