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Cynthia Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:34:02 -0400
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It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of _Steaming Into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology_, co-edited with Julie Anne Taddeo, and published by Scarecrow Press.

Steampunk imagines a world that wasn’t, where the Victorian Era meets the modern age, its technology, fashion, and values adapted and tempered with a dose of anti-modernism. Originally a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy literature, steampunk has become a complex phenomenon that encompasses art, music, film, television, fashion, new media, and material culture. Steaming into a Victorian Future collects essays that consider the social and cultural aspects of steampunk, exploring many previously unconsidered questions about cultural creativity, social networking, fandom, appropriation, and the creation of meaning. Featuring a foreword by popular culture scholar Ken Dvorak, and an afterword by steampunk expert Jeff VanderMeer, the volume offers a wide ranging look at the impact of steampunk, as well as the individuals who create, interpret, and consume it.

Steaming Into a Victorian Future is available on and through the Scarecrow Press website.

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