( ebook / PDF ) Steampunk By Brian J. Robb

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Steampunk is the hottest science fiction counterculture alive in fantasy novels films arts and crafts fashion comic books music computer games even architecture Enter a world of Victorian technology where steam power m. Occasionally interesting but way too self congratulatory and at times hypocritical Robb stretches the definition of Steampunk to include works that make the genre cooler like Bladerunner or The Watchmen while dismissing important titles like Sterling and Gibson s The Difference Engine because they had written a few words critical of the new genre Robb obviously has an axe to grind with them so The Difference Engine a book that is obviously Steampunk is minimized as a critiue of Steampunk rather than a celebration of it or even than a serious contribution towards it Sounds like somebody s sucking on a lemonAnd his obsessive elevation of Jeter Blaylock and Powers as the founding fathers of Steampunk is utterly undermined by his later inclusion of dozens of works both film and literary from earlier decades Either Jeter Blaylock and Powers founded the genre or Disney s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a part of the genre Pick oneOn the whole a lightweight survey of Steampunk aimed directly at the fan community that wants to be reassured that they re cool and that the genre they love is as influential and important as spy fiction or police procedurals The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory rather than a celebration of it or even than a serious contribution towards it Sounds like somebody s sucking on a lemonAnd his obsessive elevation of Jeter Blaylock and Powers as the founding fathers of Steampunk is utterly undermined by his later inclusion of dozens of works both film and literary from earlier decades Either Jeter Blaylock and Powers founded the genre or Disney s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a part of the genre Pick oneOn the whole a lightweight survey of Steampunk aimed directly at the fan community that wants to be The Big Golden Book of Poetry reassured that they NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW re cool and that the genre they love is as influential and important as spy fiction or police procedurals

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Ovement in a book fittingly stylish in its design package and artwork From the fastest dirigible and steam powered ray guns to fashionistas Lady Gaga and Alexander Mcueen the whole story of the gaslight romance is here. There s an actual plug for a steampunk themed sex toy website in this book As other reviewers have pointed out important titles seem to have been left out of this history but I m sure glad we got a mention of Lady Clankington s automata or range of Gothic ray gun shaped vibrators Yes the website was listed in there too Not that there s anything wrong with steampunk themed sex toys but unless this woman s fetish website influenced the history of steampunk I don t see why she deserved a full page in this book Overall this is a nicely designed history of steampunk but sometimes ideas are misrepresented the author inserts his own opinions when they aren t necessary and it is somewhat self contradictory The thing that perplexed me the most about this book okay after the sex toy plug is that the forward by James P Blaylock states that he is one of the three perpetrators of steampunk back in the 1970 s This is a pretty exaggerated claim since the entire rest of the book talks mostly about stuff that was created way before the 70 s such as the 1954 Disney version of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea old pulp fictionfilm adaptations of Jules Vern and the amazing films of Georges Melies in the early 1900 s etc I think starting out with such a self important and contradictory statement set a bad tone for the rest of the bookThe Good This book is designed really well Each page has uniuely textured backgrounds and there are nice photos of the books movies art costumes etc complete with text wraps and a gorgeous cover that any graphic designer can appreciate The information within is nice if you don t know anything about steampunk if you do there probably won t be anything new The Meh Some ideas are misrepresented There is a paragraph describing Kim Newtons novel Anno Dracula Then the rest of the page goes on to talk about other things like The Prestige and a mention of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but the two pages have a whole spread of just the faces of three different actors who have played Dracula over the years Which has nothing to do with what the text was saying aside from a mention of the character I had the same problem with a paragraph talking about a steampunk themed episode of Castle next to a big picture of Nathan Fillion s character in Firefly though it was captioned correctly On top of all this the author felt the need to spend part of a paragraph talking about how much he hated the movie Sucker PunchOverall this book was a waste of time The design was nice which is why it got two stars but I m glad I borrowed it from a library instead of buying it Homewrecker ray guns to fashionistas Lady Gaga and Alexander Mcueen the whole story of the gaslight Make your own model forts & castles romance is here. There s an actual plug for a steampunk themed sex toy website in this book As other Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury reviewers have pointed out important titles seem to have been left out of this history but I m sure glad we got a mention of Lady Clankington s automata or How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim range of Gothic The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) ray gun shaped vibrators Yes the website was listed in there too Not that there s anything wrong with steampunk themed sex toys but unless this woman s fetish website influenced the history of steampunk I don t see why she deserved a full page in this book Overall this is a nicely designed history of steampunk but sometimes ideas are misrepresented the author inserts his own opinions when they aren t necessary and it is somewhat self contradictory The thing that perplexed me the most about this book okay after the sex toy plug is that the forward by James P Blaylock states that he is one of the three perpetrators of steampunk back in the 1970 s This is a pretty exaggerated claim since the entire Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic rest of the book talks mostly about stuff that was created way before the 70 s such as the 1954 Disney version of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea old pulp fictionfilm adaptations of Jules Vern and the amazing films of Georges Melies in the early 1900 s etc I think starting out with such a self important and contradictory statement set a bad tone for the Earthfall (Homecoming, rest of the bookThe Good This book is designed A Daddy for Christmas really well Each page has uniuely textured backgrounds and there are nice photos of the books movies art costumes etc complete with text wraps and a gorgeous cover that any graphic designer can appreciate The information within is nice if you don t know anything about steampunk if you do there probably won t be anything new The Meh Some ideas are misrepresented There is a paragraph describing Kim Newtons novel Anno Dracula Then the Banned in Britain rest of the page goes on to talk about other things like The Prestige and a mention of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but the two pages have a whole spread of just the faces of three different actors who have played Dracula over the years Which has nothing to do with what the text was saying aside from a mention of the character I had the same problem with a paragraph talking about a steampunk themed episode of Castle next to a big picture of Nathan Fillion s character in Firefly though it was captioned correctly On top of all this the author felt the need to spend part of a paragraph talking about how much he hated the movie Sucker PunchOverall this book was a waste of time The design was nice which is why it got two stars but I m glad I borrowed it from a library instead of buying it

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Eets space travel From Jules Verne and H G Wells to Alan Moore Hayao Miyazaki and Philip Pullman the genre has captured imaginations around the globe Here’s the first grand illustrated history of the counterculture m. This was interesting with the different pictures and descriptions that have to do with steampunk or steampunk related Good read


10 thoughts on “Steampunk

  1. says:

    I will admit that I have known of Steampunk for many years but will openly admit I know next to nothing about it Let me explain I have been a fan of Tim Powers and James Blaylock for years as well as reading a number of Mr J

  2. says:

    Well documented and lavishly illustrated Highly recommended

  3. says:

    Occasionally interesting but way too self

  4. says:

    i want a steampunk dalek

  5. says:

    What do Brazil Bioshock and Perdido Street Station have in common? If you said 'Steampunk' congratulations I think you're the author of this

  6. says:

    This was interesting with the different pictures and descriptions that have to do with steampunk or steampunk related Good read

  7. says:

    More of a 2 and a half reallyGives an interesting history of Steampunk including its roots in novels as well as the influence of film tv and comics However it's not the most interesting thing to read in terms of style It's dry but the kind of thing that you have to read cover to cover because it's not laid out in a way that would make it simp

  8. says:

    There's an actual plug for a steampunk themed sex toy website in this book As other reviewers have pointed out important titles seem to have been left out of this history but I'm sure glad we got a mention of Lady Clankington's automata or range of Gothic ray gun shaped vibrators Yes the website was listed in there too Not that there's anything wrong with steampunk themed sex toys but unless this woman's fetish website

  9. says:

    Steampunk books and imagery has fascinated me for a long time This text is a nicely illustrated introduction to the concept the movies the books

  10. says:

    This was really interesting LOTS of information contained within Plan on spending time with each chapter

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