grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various
forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to
influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible
is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the
works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression
in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the
inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro
technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY
community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their
crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and
embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future.
This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as
author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the
clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.
Praise for The Steampunk Bible:
"The Steampunk Bible is an informed, informative and beautifully illustrated survey of the subject."
-The Financial Times
"The Steampunk Bible is far and away the most intriguing catalog of all things steam yet written."
-The Austin Chronicle
“It’s hard to imagine how VanderMeer and Chambers could have put together a stronger collection. Its publication marks a significant, self-conscious moment in the history of the movement.”