Steampunk Is More Than A Look

There is more to the Steampunk movement than goggles and airships.  Although the aesthetic is what catches the eye of the unfamiliar, it is the return to a time of civility in adventure and exploration that drives much of the appeal.  Even beyond the technological marvels that are wedged into and around the world of steam power, Victorian life seems to be a major focus of the better fiction available on the market.  All we can do is make guesses and formulate theories about the rise of Steampunk.  There is little that can be pointed to as hard data or measurable statistics, so in the spirit of the true mathematician, guessing is as good a place to start as any. Continue reading