Friday, July 31, 2009

Steampunk


HFC member - Dorlana Vann

Have you heard of steampunk? I was familiar with the term but really didn’t know much about it. Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and science fiction that is set in the steam powered era (19th century) but includes today’s technology, as if it were invented back in Victorian days. I just realized that a new television show I’m watching, Warehouse 13, is actually steampunk inspired. And beyond fiction, there is a huge steampunk world of fashion, music, etc.

What has brought this intriguing genre to my attention is Gypsy Thornton’s short story, Cages. It is a steampunk retelling of Grimm's fairy tale, Jorinde and Joringel. I will be posting the story, plus a podcast, on my blog, Supernatural Fairy Tales, in 5 parts starting Aug. 1, 2009.

If you get a chance, stop by and read or listen to her short story. Also, Gypsy Thornton interviewed me for her blog, Fairy Tales News.

2 comments:

Sheryl Tuttle said...

Great interview Dorlana!

Dorlana said...

Thanks Sheryl!