Archive for February, 2009


Politics in the Primordial Ooze of Proto-Steampunk

   Posted by: cholmondeley    in Culture

Jess Nevins‘ “The Nineteenth Century Roots of Steampunk” (a version of which introduced the VanderMeers’ Steampunk) is a cover story in the January 2009 issue of NYRSF. It discusses the dime novel fad for “Boy Inventor Conquers the Redskins” style colonialist fiction towards the turn of the previous century, which matured into the less morally [...]