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  1. says:

    I will admit that I have known of Steampunk for many years but will openly admit I know next to nothing about it Let me explain I have been a

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    Well documented and lavishly illustrated Highly recommended

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    Occasionally interesting but way too self congratulatory and at times hypocritical Robb stretches the definition of Steampunk to include works that make the genre cooler like Bladerunner or The Watchmen while dismissing important titles like Sterling and Gibson's The Difference Engine because they had written a few words critical of the ne

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    i want a steampunk dalek

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    What do Brazil Bioshock and Perdido Street Station have in common? If you said 'Steampunk' congratulations I think you're the author of this bookThe first three uarters of this book attempts to document Steampunk but does so by casting so wide a net as to be almost useless in its definition It also attempts to approach the

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    This was interesting with the different pictures and descriptions that have to do with steampunk or steampunk related Good read

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    More of a 2 and a half reallyGives an interesting history of Steampunk including its roots in novels as well as the influ

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    There's an actual plug for a steampunk themed sex toy website in this book As other reviewers have pointed out imp

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    Steampunk books and imagery has fascinated me for a long time This text is a nicely illustrated introduction to the concept the movies the books and the culture that has sprung up I scanned the text stopping to rea

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    This was really interesting LOTS of information contained within Plan on spending time with each chapter

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REVIEW Ü THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK Ñ Brian J. Robb

Movement in a book fittingly stylish in its design package and artwork From the fastest dirigible and steam powered ray guns to fashionistas Lady Gaga and Alexander Mcueen the whole story of the gaslight romance is her. More of a 2 and a half reallyGives an interesting history of Steampunk including its roots in novels as well as the influence of film tv and comics However it s not the most interesting thing to read in terms of style It s dry but the kind of thing that you have to read cover to cover because it s not laid out in a way that would make it simply a reference book Its single chapter on women in steampunk was disappointing It was short and felt like it was glossing over a lot of women s involvement Later in the book when it talks about cosplay and the DIY culture of steampunk women are ignored in favour of men who make gadgetsShows like Firefly are relegated to a side caption even though it has a very clear steampunk aesthetic influence It also glosses over steampunk inspired bands not giving them their own chapter though every other medium doesThe layout is terrible with pictures often lacking captions Even though the things depicted might be mentioned in the text I think they would have benefited by having a caption as well particularly novels and film posters as editions of novels vary and there is often than one film poster in an ad campaign The book would ve benefited having a bibliography of sources and possibly also a timeline of texts including novels films and comics just so people who are interested in pursuing further reading have something easy to refer back to

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Steampunk is the hottest science fiction counterculture alive in fantasy novels films arts and crafts fashion comic books music computer games even architecture Enter a world of Victorian technology where steam power. I will admit that I have known of Steampunk for many years but will openly admit I know next to nothing about it Let me explain I have been a fan of Tim Powers and James Blaylock for years as well as reading a number of Mr Jeters books and it is almost impossible to read these books without coming across both references to Steampunk and the fact that it was coined by this group some years agoAnd that is where my knowledge endsUntil I picked up this book and started to read Now I will not go in to great details of the book as that is for the reader to explore and discover themselves however I will say that this book was a great surprise For me I think the biggest part of Steampunk is the imagery however after reading this book yes it does take a great part but it FAR from everything This book explores every media style and even interpretation along with exploring its relationship with other sub genres to including cyberpunkI think however the most striking thing about this book is how up to date it is yes it has been out a number of years however the material that it contains must have gone up to almost the day it was published with many titles and references being surprisingly modern Although I still be uick to stress that it does not dismiss or ignore its roots rather it wants to demonstrate how strong the movement is today and how fresh and inventive it s exponents areSo for me this was a rare find that rather than either ridiculing it or trying to make it to something pompous and all other sub genres inferior it just celebrates what it is while trying to give you a welcoming guide So for a total novice with an insatiable curiosity this is a book I will be referring back to time and time again you have been warned

REVIEW Ü THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK Ñ Brian J. Robb

Meets space travel From Jules Verne and H G Wells to Alan Moore Hayao Miyazaki and Philip Pullman the genre has captured imaginations around the globe Here’s the first grand illustrated history of the counterculture. This was interesting with the different pictures and descriptions that have to do with steampunk or steampunk related Good read