The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk

by Sean Wallace

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Dieselpunk is an aesthetic within steampunk that explores the decadence of the Roaring 20s, the excitement of the World's Fairs, and the dystopian struggle for survival of the World Wars. Dieselpunk keeps all the adventure and eccentric inventions of steampunk while blending a 20th century past with a fantastic future....
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback

Number Of Pages 512

Publication Date 07/14/2015

ISBN 9780762456161

Dimensions 5.25 inches x 7.75 inches


Readers wondering where dieselpunk and steampunk diverge will find examples aplenty in this collection of 21 alternate histories. Tobias S. Buckell introduces dieselpunk as the “grease and noise and ‘We Can Do It' posters” of the interwar period, marrying Machine Age concerns to Art Deco aesthetics. This basic framework supports an excitingly diverse array, with stories spanning the globe and narrated by journalists, factory workers, soldiers, robots, even a dragon...Offering an examination of how technology affects our humanity, this collection is a mix of the entertaining and the thoughtful.
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