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1. Science fiction set in an alternate version of the historic past, especially 19th-century England, and involving advanced technologies usually based on steam power.
2. An aesthetic style inspired by steampunk fiction.

[Coined by Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950), American science fiction writer, on the model of cyberpunk.]
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Gateshead's Steampunk Ltd, based just a stone's throw from Antony Gormley's world-famous sculpture, has come up with a new gin to mark the Angel's 20th anniversary.
Steampunk and fairy tale costumes made by Highland Middle School eighth-graders were on display Friday during their "Once Upon A Time" fashion show at the Libertyville school.
Whitby Steampunk Weekend will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11.
Ward, a magician himself (The Great Wardini) along with a host of other professions, has written a steampunk novel.
It is a blend of steampunk, magic, mystery and alternative history.
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Although Cavanagh remains tight-lipped about the new version of Wells he may possibly play in Season 4, the Canadian actor suggested that there's no way he will be reprising Cowboy Wells, Steampunk Wells or Mime Wells next season.
That story was a fairly straight retelling of the Cinderella story with steampunk elements, but this book departs from there to create a new storyline independent of the fairy tale.
Organized by theme (crossover parties, fantasy, games, comics and graphic novels, Harry Potter, history, horror and thrillers, sports, steampunk, superhero and movie tie-ins, old school topics like My Little Pony, vintage sci-fi, and comic con), each program description presents information on preparation time, length, number of patrons, suggested age range, supplies, activities, crafts, costumes, trivia and other free games, marketing, and variations by age groups.
And this world we are introduced in have Filipinos wearing Victorian steampunk costume, where people have selfie sticks for photos, and where leaders of importance sing their arguments and dialogues.
POLISH your goggles and lace up your corset for a Steampunk murder mystery next month.