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!
World War I in Alternate History
World War I has evolved into a great force beyond human comprehension or modification.
Why World War I is underserved in alternate history: the war without alternative.
Rabid political activists in steampunk are in the minority, but they are alienating those of us who used to love the genre.
There is a place for politics, but let’s not forget what draws steampunk together: fun!
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