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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Steampunk Literature

Parsons nodded wearily. "Oxford man. Renegade academician. They're a dangerous breed when they go feral, academics are. Higgins was a chemist, too. Came back from the Orient with insane notions about carp."

One might think the above statement was a comment about  my readers it is in fact a quote from LORD KELVIN"S MACHINE by James Blaylock. A most excellent book certainly the best of the so called Steampunk literary genre.
Steampunk was a term coined by the press to describe the writings of James Blaylock and his roommate K. W. Jeter. Jeter was the protege of Phillip K. Dick author of the book that spawned the movie Bladerunner, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. In 1987 Jeter wrote Infernal Devices a Victorian Fantasy. This was the very first "Steampunk" novel. Don't let any of these johnny come latelys fool you.

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