steampunkish adj.

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of steampunk n. 2

SF Criticism

  • 1993 R. B. Schmunk Review: Resnick's ALTERNATE WARRIORS in (Usenet newsgroup) 26 Aug. page image

    Josepha Sherman's "Monsieur Verne and the Martian Invasion" is set in a steampunkish 19th century, and here the great inventor Jules Verne discovers and fights a creature from outer space.

  • 1997 Interzone Nov. 66/4

    Humorous sf novel, first edition; proof copy received; another example of Steampunkish American Englishry…

  • 2004 Paul Di Filippo On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 140/2 Paul Di Filippo

    Nevins has amazingly ferreted out hundreds of obscure Victorian icons and other allusions that went into the composition of this steampunkish comic.

  • 2004 P. di Filippo On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr.–May 230/2 Paul Di Filippo

    Now, with his co-writer David Tischman and artist Niko Henrichon, he’s turned his hand to a steampunkish adventure, one that summons up the glory days of television’s The Wild, Wild West.

Research requirements

antedating 1997

Earliest cite

in Interzone

Research History
Irene Grumman submitted a 2004 cite from Paul Di Filippo's review column in Asimov's.
Irene Grumman submitted another 2004 cite from Paul Di Filippo in Asimov's.
Jacek Dobrzyniecki submitted a 1993 cite from Usenet.

We would like cites of any date from other authors.

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