Definition of Steampunk

"Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." - Urban Dictionary

This material exists in fiction, comics/graphic novels, film, television, and music. Also known as steam punk and cyberpunk.

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