5(ish) Reasons I Love Steampunk (and a Winner)

Last week, I held a contest. After busting out my d20, the winner is: SID G! E-mail me at adamheine(at)gmail(dt)com to name and collect your prize.

And now, five reasons I love steampunk.

1. Floating mechanical castles

2. Because where else can you take over the world with only science and a really awesome facemask?

 3. Airships

4. Because you can introduce a guy with a mechanical arm, and nobody ever asks how it works.

Arm and photo courtesy of Phillip Valdez

(Seriously, I don't know what's wrong with me either, but LOOK AT THESE! AREN'T THEY AWESOME?)


Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm just a bit in love with airship#3. *swoon*

Hepius said...


My only Steampunk experience is The Golden Compass. Do you have a few you would recommend?

I have some ideas for a Renaissance age clockpunk novel, but need to do some research on the genre

linda said...

Ahh. So THAT's what you meant by 5(ish). :P My favorite is the FFXI one, though the Chinese one is really cool, too!

Victoria Dixon said...

OMG I've only read a few steampunk works, mostly comics, but I want the Chinese Dragon airship. I want two. Droooools....

Myrna Foster said...

I would love the dragon ship more if the propellers didn't look like they were made out of popsicle sticks. That floating castle is awesome though. I don't think I've ever read steampunk with a floating castle.

Phillip Valdez said...

My steampunk arm actually works (you have me pictured at #4)