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.
Changing World War II
Alternate World War II histories typically either kill Hitler, to end the war quickly, or correct one of his many strategic mistakes, to enable an Axis victory.
Nick Ottens has 22 more ways to change World War II.
The Philosophy of Dieselpunk
Dieselpunk philosophy comprises three aspects: decodence, contemporary and punk.
Dieselpunk must be anti-brutalist, anti-fascist, anti-industrialist and anti-militarist.
Year Zero in The Man in the High Castle
The desire to wipe clean the slate of history is typical of mass movements.
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