Blame them for steampunk

The founders of the steampunk movement in books (well, if you discount HG Wells, Michael Moorcock and myself), chat with the ever-reliable John Berlyne about the roots of steampunk in literature.

This was at the recent World Fantasy Con in the USA. I really must visit this one day, it looks like fun.


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

3 thoughts on “Blame them for steampunk

  • November 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    This is really exciting to hear, I love that he mentions Steam Con !
    You all should be there next year we’d love to have you sign the books you’ve written and we own, love and share.

  • November 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Very kind of you to say so, Patrick.

  • November 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Steampunk is a fairly new genre of fiction, but it could be argued that it had its roots with H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.

    There’s an interesting article about the Jules Verne, the steampunk pioneer, titled “Jules Verne: A Novelist Who Accurately Envisioned the Future”.

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