Changing the Past
People tried to turn steampunk into a political movement. A decade later, I think it’s safe to say the “lighter side” has won out.
Nick Ottens argues punk is dead. Long live steampunk!
Dieselpunk didn’t start with a bang. It started with the crack of a whip. When Indiana Jones blazed his way onto the big screen in 1981, he popularized a postmodern style of art that has continued to evolve over the past three decades.
New to dieselpunk? Read Tome Wilson’s introduction to the genre.
Cold War on Steroids
Communists rule all over Europe. The Soviet Union stretches from Finland to Port Arthur. Britain is governed by Big Brother and America by President-for-Life Douglas MacArthur.
Thought the 1950s couldn’t get any scarier? Think again.
Interview: Mark Williams
I’d be too old for a prequel. But for a sequel, well, yeah. Grandpa Weasley. Not a problem.
Hilde Heyvaert interviews the Harry Potter and Doctor Who actor about his roles.
More Genre Tropes
The global ambitions of imperialists, do-gooders and totalitarians
Neither the Germans nor the Japanese had serious plans
A history of partition plans
More Unbuilt Cities
About Never Was
Never Was is an online magazine of alternate history. It is the successor to the diesel- and steampunk website The Gatehouse, which published the Gatehouse Gazette. Never Was publishes art, essays, opinion and reviews.