Talk:Gaslamp fantasy

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(old talk)[edit]

"Girl Genius, although science fiction set in 19th century Europe, does not have a firm emphasis on fantastic Industrial Revolution technology. Elements of other types of fiction are featured, including magic and mythical creatures, and the scientific element of it is less prominent."

-- rlly? Was this written by someone who's read Girl Genius? —Joshua Kronengold (talk) 15:25, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Rename [from "gaslight fantasy"][edit]

This should really be renamed to Gaslamp fantasy, as this is the original term: [1]128.189.240.45 (talk) 23:18, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and also {done} at the French wikipedia source linked above, some time agoe. -P64 2013-01-10

Different from Steampunk or a type of Steampunk?[edit]

I'm having trouble with the assertion that Gaslamp fantasy is not to be confused with Steampunk given the number of examples listed in this article that are uchronic, the existence of Steampunk with unambiguously fantastic elements, the number of cited works claimed by both, and the Kaja Foglio quote that indicates the decision to call Girl Genius "Gaslamp Fantasy" rather than "Steampunk" was more of a business decision than an artistic one. — Holzman-Tweed (talk) 17:03, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Stardust?[edit]

Is Stardust (2007 film) really a gaslamp fantasy-movie? The actual setting with all the magic is in an alternate world, it's more similar to Narnia (world) than anything described in this article. If Stardust really is of this genre, then wouldn't all fantasy novels set in a world similar to 19th century England also be so? I think it should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kalligrafi (talkcontribs) 20:55, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

"Gaslamp fantasy" is not the original term.[edit]

John Clute and John Grant were using the term "Gaslight romance" in the 90's, long before Kaja Foglio created the term "Gaslamp fantasy." Check out Clute and Grant's The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999) and Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (1995) for examples. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.39.51.230 (talk) 00:12, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Clute produced that illustrated encyclopedia with other collaborators. Cf. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by Clute and Nicholls, eds. 1979, 1993, and 2011 (online). ...
I don't know about "the" original term; they're different terms. But anyway, the article's wrong in another way: "The term "gaslamp fantasy" was first coined on April 26, 2006" Yet the linked source makes it pretty clear that Kaja was using the term back when Girl Genius first came out, which is 2001. -- Mindstalk (talk) 14:23, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
... That's a big inconsistency! --P64 (talk) 00:16, 11 January 2013 (UTC)