Sunday, March 7, 2010
There are a multitude of Steampunk websites populating the internet and with the growth of the genre (and said websites), there are some which stand out among the rest for their uniqueness and quality. One such site is the “Steampunk Scholar”, a blog authored by Mr. Mike Perschon, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta and adjunct academic at King’s University College. Since 2008, he has been studying and analyzing the Steampunk genre in its many forms – film, printed art, and his specialty, literature.
Mr. Perschon has taken upon himself the Sisyphusian task of not simply providing a central location to for the old and new of the Steampunk biblography, but also reviewing the works as well. Abbreviated lists of “Steampunk Literature” abound, but a more in-depth analysis of the works, ranging from deconstrucing modern Steampunk works in analysis and comparison classic literature, to his opinion of the quality and readability of a released Steampunk book. Additionally, he occasionally takes a side-step and postulates on supplemental Steampunk cultural development.