Herbert George (H. G.) Wells (1866-1946) and his sci-fi classics of course predate the word “steampunk.” In fact, they even predate the term “science fiction.” In his own time, works like the Time Machine were called “scientific romances.” I don’t … Continue reading Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!
Time travel, ray guns, jet packs, air ship pirates and everything steam-powered. All this, and more, are found in the futuristic and fantastical world of steampunk. Inspired by the literary works of Jules Verne (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) and H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds), steampunk incorporates elements of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and alternative history. It goes beyond literature, though, influencing a style of clothing, video games, movies and the like. The Steampunk: Gadgets-Art-Costumes exhibit is on display at the Oshkosh Public Museum this summer, the only museum in the Midwest to be hosting an … Continue reading Oshkosh Public Museum holds steampunk exhibition