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What Is Steampunk

The Guardian's book doctor, Jullia Eccleshare, explains....Steampunk is a genre which includes elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history and horror. The word was coined in the 1980s and it is generally applied to books set in an alternative history - as Gideon the Cutpurse is - in which steam power is widely used. Anachronistic technology is an essential feature of steampunk and, despite it not having been identified by then, both HG Wells and Jules Verne are now described as steampunk authors...

and then gets Marcus Sedgwick and Mal Peet to amplify.

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