Friday, July 31, 2009


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.


Sheryl Tuttle said...

Great interview Dorlana!

Dorlana said...

Thanks Sheryl!