Talk:Steampunk

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  • Article requests : find references for all the claims of books etc being steam punk. Especially the "influential" pre-1980's examples.
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Another early specimen[edit]

I've just found what may be another early specimen. Ward Moore's short story Dominions Beyond (ISFDB entry for the story: [1]) was originally published in the August 28th, 1954 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. In it, a Victorian gentleman ends up on Mars by accident by means of a magnetic-field reversor in the year 1887. Basically, he's the sponsor of a mad inventor who's just trying to beat the Wrigth Brothers by a few years, but after building his flying machine, the inventor figures that 671,000 miles per hour is a little fast if you only wanna make a quick bounce of a few hundred yards, and when he demonstrates his failed machine to his sponsor...well, you get the idea. In any case, the sponsor accidentaly ending up on Mars goes on to found a veddy Bwiddish colony among the natives of Mars, so when the first modern spacecraft arrives on Mars in 2002, they find natives drinking tea, regularly holding parliamentary elections, and worshipping Queen Victoria as their monarch. All that combined, I'd say that sounds *VERY* steampunk! --79.242.203.134 (talk) 22:39, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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