This April, it's official; steampunk celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its naming day. It was in 1987 that the term steampunk was used by KW Jeter in a note to the Locus magazine, for their April edition.Of course steampunk had been around much longer - emerging in written and visual form, such as:
Enclosed is a copy of my 1979 novel Morlock Night; I'd appreciate your being so good as to route it Faren Miller, as it's a prime piece of evidence in the great debate as to who in "the Powers/Blaylock/Jeter fantasy triumvirate" was writing in the "gonzo-historical manner" first. Though of course, I did find her review in the March Locus to be quite flattering.
Personally, I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like 'steam-punks', perhaps."
- Morlock Night (KW Jeter, 1979)
- The Anubis Gates (Tim Powers, 1983)
- Homunculus (James Blaylock, 1986)
- Infernal Devices: A Mad Victorian Fantasy (KW Jeter, 1987)
- Warlord of the Air (1971)
- The Land Leviathan (1974)
- The Steel Tsar (1982)
- 30th Anniversary of Steampunk Celebration at the InVision Creative Cafe (Florida)
- Steampunk Journal is doing giveaways during the month to celebrate http://steampunkjournal.org/ (check out the news)
- International Steampunk Symposium in Ohio (28th-30th April) has KW Jeter as one of its guests
Steampunk 30th Anniversary GiveawayYou can win an eBook copy of each of Viola Stewart's adventures (four eBooks in total), currently available via Smashwords and Amazon:
- Three Short Stories
- Doctor Jack
- Three More Short Stories
- Eye of the Beholder.