Monday, September 22, 2008

The subject is steampunk.

Heather Massey over at the amazing SF/F blog The Galaxy Express is talking about steampunk this week: the culture, the genre, the film, the books, the comics, the art, the fashion, and the cosplay. As she says, steampunk is the new black.

Heather very kindly asked to include an interview with yours truly for the second part of her steampunk feature, where I get to gleefully talk up some of my favorite steampunk novels. In addition to an interview with me, she links to myriad great steampunk resources and lots of free reads. Check it out!


KD said...

Fullmetal Alchemist is incredible. I was so wrapped in the story I didn't realize it was steampunk until later.

But you didn't mention Girl Genius. I understand limited space, but just on the off chance you don't know it-- I strongly recommend sinking several hours into the archive. ;)

Heather said...

Thanks for the mention, Colleen! I hope folks have fun with it-I did.

kd, I'm not sure if you meant Colleen or me, but I did list GIRL GENIUS in the second part. Great stuff.

Bobbie said...

I just ordered 3 steampunk novels for my almost-12-year-old son. But he's going to have to share them with me. Great interview. Thanks for sharing it.

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

i'm a punk rocker and i never even heard of steampunk until a nerd told me about it a while ago. cool, i guess.

S. E. Ward said...

Nice interview! I swear, every time you make a post like this, my to-read list gets longer. It's also nice to realise how Steamy my tastes have been since I was little. My new reading list will very likely push that into overdrive. Oh, I need a new sewing machine. So many stories, so many costumes.

(In a nice little twist of fate, the same day the interview posted, I found a pair of Steampunk-esque boots that fit and are awesome. They're PVC, but they have buttons up the side. Victorian streetwalker chic!)

Adrienne said...

This post is so timely for me. Though maybe not . . . maybe I am one step behind . . . but I've been working on a book with a steampunk flavour (though I'm not sure it could be entirely classified as steampunk) and truly concerned about its marketability. Whether I will be able to sell it who knows, whether people will be sick of the genre by the time (if I do manage to sell it) it comes out, who knows. But it was really fantastic to read all those articles and see such enthusiasm for the genre. It gave me those great butterflies that just inspire you to get writing.

So I have bookmarked this post to revisit when feeling a bit down about my writing.

Thank you so much for this!