steampunk n. 1
a writer of steampunk n. 2
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 ‘steam-punks’, perhaps.
in Locus Apr. 57/2
1988 Locus Apr. 15/3
If California gonzo or the reigning punks (cyber and steam) don’t satisfy your taste for the unpredictable, try Jo Clayton’s Blue Magic.
K.W. Jeter in Locus
Research HistoryJeff 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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