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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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Peter, dressed in a gothic ensemble topped off with a steampunk vampire hat, was left gobsmacked by wife Tracy's black and silver dress too.
Variety of vendors featuring jewelry, Steampunk clothing, art, ceramics, etc.
Falsely accused of the murder of your beloved empress, you'll stalk the well-crafted streets of Dunwall - a steampunk port town that's somewhere between Dickens and Half Life's City 17 - seeking retribution.
A week later, on the weekend of September 26 and 27, Locomotion will welcome the Steampunk Spectacular - the very first steampunk event at Locomotion.
Lincoln Steampunk Festival Lincoln's Steampunk Festival, the biggest festival of its kind in Europe, is at Asylum VII - a former lunatic asylum.
It strives to consider what lies beyond the limits of gravity, time, and social niceties and pairs poems and a story by writer Michelle Blake with a visual exploration of these metaphorical worlds, which range from almost steampunk in their representations to dark matters.
Playing as a young lad embroiled in an ancient conflict, the game uses purely visual presentation to tell the story, which is superbly executed through a slick steampunk animated style.
It will be a new twist on an old play when director Jonathan Siegle and his Springfield High School drama troupe put on "A Steampunk Sherlock Holmes" this weekend and next at the school's Studio Theatre, 875 Seventh St.
Karen Memory brings steampunk to life on the 19th-century frontier.
Indie game studio Steampunk Wizards announces that Bungee Mummy: King's Escape has launched on IOS, and it released a mega update for Android.
Developers have rejected text and dialogue in favour of pure visual presentation to tell the story, which is superbly executed through a slick steampunk animated style.
After a dedicated period of research and development, Monocle Madness, described as 'the portable reading device,' is being launched, amid the growing popularity of Steampunk, the retro futurist fashion movement.