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About the show

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Jack Wall, In the Nursery, Ez3kiel, Skerror, Hannah Fury and more.

Steampunk combines science fiction elements from the Victoria era with the edginess of Cyberpunk of the 19980s. So why is Steampunk exploding in popular culture in the 21st century?

To find out, today on the Small World, we’ll talk with Bruce Sterling who, along with William Gibson, wrote The Difference Engine, the book that first pushed Steampunk into mainstream culture.

We’ll also talk with David Simkins, a writer and executive producer for Syfy’s Warehouse 13 has been described as “part The X-Files, part Raiders of the Lost Ark and part Moonlighting.”

Finally, we’ll talk with Steampunk Tales Evelyn Kriete, a penny dreadful you can read on your iPhone.