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A whimsical Pride and Prejudice-inspired tribute, featuring Wickham, Georgiana, dirigibles, funky fish, swash-buckling pirates and, of course, Mr. Darcy.
Star Wars Steampunk
It is not certain whether Steampunk is an aesthetic movement or a sub-genre of Science Fiction but it is becoming more and more popular. Influenced by the industrialized machinery of the past and novels by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne Steampunk is entering all walks of life. Like the Society for Creative Anachronism and its quest to learn and re-create the middle ages, the many Steampunk societies research and re-create the steam-driven Victorian world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as creating a possible alternative history.
The popularity of Steampunk is present in films like Van Helsing, Golden Compass and The Brothers Grimm. The music of Sunday Driver, Abney Park and Doctor Steel resound in the many society functions that abound around the world. Last year Prada was influenced by the Steampunk movement and incorporated a line that was more straight up Victorian and Edwardian than true Steampunk but still its leanings were obviously Steampunk.
Virtually every American state has a society as do most of the major cities where not only is the urban Victorian era represented but the 19th century American west (think Wild, Wild West). The Victorian Steampunk Society in the UK and the societies in the US are becoming more and more popular. Even the Students of Texas Tech University started a society ~ what fun their Steampunk technology must be.
Monica Fairview now joins the ranks of writers like Philip Pullman and Scott Westfield with her Pride and Prejudice inspired Steampunk Darcy.
Monica’s first novel, An Improper Suitor is a humorous Regency story that was short-listed for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hassayan prize. Since then, she has written two traditional Jane Austen sequels: The Other Mr. Darcy and The Darcy Cousins and contributed a short sequel to Emma in Laurel Ann Nattress’s anthology Jane Austen Made Me Do It (Ballantine).
Originally a lover of everything Regency, Monica has since discovered that the Victorian period can be jolly good fun, too, if seen with retro-vision and rose-colored goggles. She adores Jane Austen, Steampunk, cats, her husband and her impossible child. For more about Monica you can go to Monica Fairview. She is also a contributor at Austen Authors.
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