There are many interpretations of the term Steampunk, with different people arguing what falls under this umbrella. However, it does seem to be clear that Steampunk was at first gave in the 1980? t to define an unique type of literature that was once undefined. This books is usually set in, but not limited to, the Victorian era, and fused with futuristic innovative developments that may have recently been envisioned during this time. Please check Steampunk watch.
Although the term Steampunk wasn’t coined until the 1980s, its origins can be traced back to the nineteenth century with science fiction-romance fused books by Jules Verne and H. G Wells. Jules Verne had not been only powerfulk through his novels; Karel Zeman’s film The Fantastic World of Jule Verne was highly influential, as was Disney’s adaptation of Verne’s novel Twenty 1000 Leagues Under The Ocean. The original TV Series of The Wild Western world in the 60s was visually very much of the Steampunk genre. Steampunk seems to suggest “What could have been”, had our advances in technology recently been different; mechanical and vapor powered, perhaps without the invention of electricity. Pertaining to this reason, the image of Steampunk is always very futuristic but still retains the Victorian style – imagine brass, real wood, glass and many of detailing.
Steampunk itself is not limited to books. It has become a complete sub culture, with Steampunk fashion, art, game titles and even music. What with the fantastical image used in Steampunk works of fiction, it was only a matter of your time before people started to create gizmos and mechanisms in this style. People have now “steampunked” everything; from cell phones to cars, computers to even houses! Steampunk clothing itself may well not be the most traditional Victorian dress, but adds a fun twist to it, using futuristic and mechanical accessories, to produce an interesting and progressive look.
In the last few years, Steampunk is becoming more and more influential in mainstream culture. Tv Programmes such as Doctor Who and Storage place 13 both feature Steampunk inspired items, these having objects designed by Steampunk Artisan Richard Nagy. Mister. bieber even recently experienced a video featuring instruments mechanisms and Steampunk halloween costumes! Steampunk hasn’t failed to influence the growing visual novel culture either. Joe Moore’s and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Amazing Gentlemen series, together with the film adaptation, have helped greatly popularise the genre.