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Steampunk fiction

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    • found: Work cat.: Steampunk, 2008.
    • found: Gibson, W. The difference engine, 1991.
    • found: Time, Dec. 14, 2009:pp. 82, 84 ("Steampunk has been around for at least 30 years ... An early example is K.W. Jeter's 1979 novel Morlock Night ... Steampunk--Jeter coined the name--was already an established subgenre by 1990, when William Gibson and Bruce Sterling introduced a wider audience to it in The Difference Engine ... Scores of steampunk novels were published this year.")
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 8, 2009("Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used--usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England--but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date ... Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely"; steampunk fiction; steampunk genre) Aug. 16, 2016 (Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power)
    • found: MLA international bibliography, via ProQuest, Dec. 8, 2009:MLA thesaurus (steampunk)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of science fiction, via Oxford reference online, Nov. 5, 2012(steampunk: by analogy to cyberpunk a genre of science fiction with a historical setting in the nineteenth century characterized by technologies extrapolated from the science of that era, but which were not invented at that time)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of English, via Oxford reference online, Nov. 5, 2012(steampunk: a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology)
    • found: LCGFT, Aug. 16, 2016(Steampunk fiction. BT Science fiction. Scope note: Science fiction set in the 19th century that features steam-powered machinery and related technologies extrapolated from the science of that era.)
    • found: unabridged, Aug. 16, 2016(steampunk or steam punk, steam-punk: 1. a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world. 2. a subculture inspired by this literary and film subgenre)
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    • PN3448.S73
    • PN6120.95.S69
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    • 2009-12-09: new
    • 2016-11-09: revised
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