The Salon: Steampunk Without Empire
This month in The Salon we discuss whether steampunk is necessarily all about empire. The guests are Karin Lowachee (from Canada via Guyana), Lavie Tidar (from Israel) and Jeff VanderMeer (co-editor of two steampunk anthologies and other steampunk-related books).
The list of steampunk-related discussions referenced can be found at the bottom of Jonathan McCalmont’s article from last issue.
Here are some links to things mentioned during the podcast:
- Beyond Victoriana
- Steampunk magazine
- Lady Clankington’s Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities (totally not safe for work)
- The Aether Age project
- The Atmospheric Railway
Jonathan Clements has promised us an article on steampunk in Japan for a later issue.
Here are some of the books mentioned during the podcast:
- Gaslight Dogs, Karin Lowachee (Orbit) [Purchase]
- The Bookman, Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot) [Purchase]
- Steampunk, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon) [Purchase]
- Steampunk Reloaded, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon) [Purchase]
- War in the Air, H.G. Wells (Penguin) [Purchase]
- The Anubis Gates, Tim Powers (Orion) [Purchase]
- The Difference Engine, William Gibson & Bruce Sterling (Gollancz) [Purchase]
- Anno Dracula, Kim Newman (Titan) [Purchase]
Jeff VanderMeer’s Steampunk Bible and Lavie Tidhar’s Camera Obscura are due out in mid 2011.
I’d like to apologize for using the term “American Indians” during the podcast rather than “Native Americans”. Sometimes when you are thinking about the British Empire its terminology comes to mind unbidden. — Cheryl