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SteampunkThisarticleisaboutthegenreoffictionandassociatedsubculture.Forotheruses,seeSteampunk(disambigua-tion).SteampunkisasubgenreofsciencefictionorscienceAsteampunk-themedphotofantasythatincorporatestechnologyandaestheticde-signsinspiredby19th-centuryindustrialsteam-poweredmachinery.[1][2]Althoughitsliteraryoriginsaresome-timesassociatedwiththecyberpunkgenre,steampunkworksareoftensetinanalternativehistoryofthe19thcentury’sBritishVictorianeraorAmerican“WildWest”,inapost-apocalypticfutureduringwhichsteampowerhasmaintainedmainstreamusage,orinafantasyworldthatsimilarlyemployssteampower.Steampunkmay,therefore,bedescribedasneo-Victorian.Steam-punkperhapsmostrecognisablyfeaturesanachronistictechnologiesorretro-futuristicinventionsaspeopleinthe19thcenturymighthaveenvisionedthem,andislikewiserootedintheera’sperspectiveonfashion,culture,archi-tecturalstyle,andart.Suchtechnologymayincludefic-tionalmachineslikethosefoundintheworksofH.G.“Maisontournanteaérienne”(aerialrotatinghouse)byAlbertRobidafor...