I know it’s been around for a while, but the Steampunk movement, an aesthetic that celebrates the intersection between technology and romance, seriously appeals to my inner Laura Ashley. Anything that lets me dress as a cross between Amelia Earhardt and Laura Ingells is cool by me. An article in the New York Times published in May, explores the roots of the movement, and has links to the steampunk workshop which shows you how sexy customized techs, and an exploration of its fashion trends in particular that take me back to my old days selling wallpaper wearing a corset. (Photo credit: Robert Wright for the NYT)
Naturally, there is a literary component to steampunk, beginning with the obvious suspects of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, but which includes any author who dabbles (or dabbled) in the speculative fiction realm, from Lewis Carroll to Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt to Michael Chabon. To find out more about authors in this genre, check out the listing at the Speculative Fiction Clearing House, and info on Omnivoracious blog.