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Steampunk Bible An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature

ISBN-10: 0810989581
ISBN-13: 9780810989580
Edition: 2011
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Description: Steampunka grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction cultureis a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more.The Steampunk Bibleis the first compendium  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Abrams, Inc.
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452

Steampunka grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction cultureis a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more.The Steampunk Bibleis the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such asSherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer was born on July 7, 1968 in Pennsylvania. He is an editor, writer, teacher and publisher. He is known for his contributions to the New Weird and his stories about the city of Ambergris, in books such as City of Saints and Madmen. He has also authored the series The Southern Reach Trilogy. VanderMeer is the founding editor and publisher of the Ministry of Whimsy Press. One of the Ministry's publications, The Troika by Stepan Chapman, won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1997. VanderMeer's reviews and essays have appeared in The Washington Post Book World and Publishers Weekly. He is a regular columnist for the Amazon book-culture blog, and has served as a judge for the Eisner Awards. VanderMeer has also started to experiment in other media, resulting in a movie based on his novel Shriek. His title Finch was nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novel. VanderMeer is working on a new series of novels entitled "Southern Reach." The first Southern Reach novel, Annihilation was published in February 2014, and the second novel in the series, Authority, was published on 6 May 2014. The last novel, Acceptance, is planned for September 2014.

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