LonCon3 #14: Decontextualizing Steampunk

Panellists: Gail CarrigerLiesel SchwarzAnn Vandermeer,Patricia AshRjurik Davidson

Is steampunk historically specific, or could any genre story benefit from a few more cogs and zeppelins? What are the pros and cons of exporting the steampunk aesthetic to stories set in other times and places? Can ‘the future that never was’ be extricated from the past it definitely did have? In other words, can you have steampunk without empire, and all that implies?

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