Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kenneth Oppel's New Contribution To Steampunk

I just heard today that Kenneth Oppel has written another sequel to Airborn. Since I thought the first sequel, Skybreaker, was even better than the original book, I have great hopes for Starclimber.

Oppel's books about a young balloonist in an alternative past fall into the steampunk subgenre. Recently, I've been reading that steampunk fiction has influenced real world style.

I also wasn't aware that when I was watching The Wild, Wild West when I was a kid, I was watching an early example of steampunk. Gee, and my dad just thought it was a weird western.

Starclimber is out in Canada, but won't be available in the U.S. until February of next year.


Blogger TadMack said...

It's time for a nap.
I saw that as STAIRCLIMBER.

9:39 AM  
Blogger gail said...

I must admit, I had trouble with that yesterday, too. I had to be very careful writing this post.

4:08 PM  
Blogger TadMack said...

Who knew: we were cool before cool counted. Those Wild, Wild West reruns were steampunk! That cracks me up.

4:28 PM  

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