steampunk n. 1

a writer of steampunk n. 2

SF Criticism

  • 1987 K. W. Jeter in Locus Apr. 57/2 K. W. Jeter

    Personally, I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of that era; like โ€˜steam-punksโ€™, perhaps.

  • 1988 Locus Apr. 15/3

    If California gonzo or the reigning punks (cyber and steam) donโ€™t satisfy your taste for the unpredictable, try Jo Claytonโ€™s Blue Magic.

Research requirements

antedating 1987

Earliest cite

K.W. Jeter in Locus

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1987 cite from a letter to Locus by K. W. Jeter that appears to be the coinage of the term.

Added to OED in June 2003

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