At long last, The Steampunk Bible is now available in stores.
So many fabulous people in the community have contributed to this book (Full Disclosure: Including myself ^_~). This is a must-read for anyone interested in the latest within our quickly-evolving subculture.
Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is 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 as Sherlock 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.
Many thanks to Jeff Vandermeer & Selena Chambers for all their hard work in putting together this beautiful book. It’s a true testament to the creative and intellectual forces that really drive all of us to do the stuff we do.
More sneak-peek pictures under the cut.