JF Ptak Science Books Post 1279
In a continuing thread on Steampunk themes I've organized some of my 1930's cover art into themes--first up were examples of waterborne-Steampunk, which is now followed by an airborne-Steampunk, and then by Steampunk Land and Steampunk WTH(?) (All of the examples coming up are available for purchase from my blog bookstore, here.) Steampunk as a general idea is a class of technology that is large, clanging, oily, greasy, heavy, shiny, smoky, and usually driven by steam power, (though other power sources can be applied) Some make sense today, some don't--most of the machines addressed for a particular use have actually been implemented here in the not-too-distant future of the 1930's, and usually much more elegantly than could've been imagined then (obviously). But I must say that given the times and the tools, these people did a great job, if not for the reason of the invention but for pushing the idea-ball forward.