Steampunk vs Dieselpunk - What's the difference?

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Steampunk is a related term of dieselpunk.


As nouns the difference between steampunk and dieselpunk

is that steampunk is (uncountable|neologism) a subgenre of speculative science fiction set in an anachronistic 19th century society while dieselpunk is a postmodern genre of art as well as a budding subculture that combines the aesthetics of the interbellum period through world war ii and ending circa (a range of time often referred to as the “diesel era” by the dieselpunk community) with contemporary creations.

As a verb steampunk

is to depict in a steampunk manner.

steampunk

Noun

  • (uncountable, neologism) A subgenre of speculative science fiction set in an anachronistic 19th century society.
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  • , page = 57 , passage = as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like 'steam-punks', perhaps... }}
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  • , page = 57 , passage = There's railroad trains, a lot of steam-driven stuff, but that's about it. More ‘steam punk’, I suppose. }}
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  • , year = 2008 , date = May 8 , author = Ruth La Ferla , title = Steampunk Moves Between 2 Worlds , work = New York Times , url = http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/08/fashion/08PUNK.html , passage = It is also the vision of steampunk , a subculture that is the aesthetic expression of a time-traveling fantasy world, one that embraces music, film, design and now fashion, all inspired by the extravagantly inventive age of dirigibles and steam locomotives, brass diving bells and jar-shaped protosubmarines. }}
  • (countable) A writer of steampunk fiction.
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  • , year = 1987 , month = April , magazine = Locus , section = Locus Letters , author = Kevin Wayne Jeter , volume = , number = , page = 57 , passage = Personally, I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like 'steam-punks', perhaps. }}
  • (countable, cosplay) A person cosplaying as a steampunk character.
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  • , year = 2009 , month = September , magazine = Exhibition Hall , url = http://efanzines.com/ExhibHall/ExhibHall-01.pdf , title = An Interview with Emmett and Klaude Davenport of the Clockwork Cabaret , author = Klaude Davenport , volume = , issue = 1 , page = 6 , passage = It wound up being an overwhelmingly positive experience that made me appreciate the steampunks around me even more. }}
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  • , year = 2010 , monthday = September 24 , author = John Naylor , email = , title = Re: [Steam-Scholars] Hello again and a query , id = [email protected] , group = steam-scholars , url = https://groups.google.com/d/msg/steam-scholars/bdMTIoChWyQ/pz5TAUpNxcYJ }}
    It is extremely rare that you speak to someone who says "I want to be an ...." This would suggest that for the vast majority of steampunks their choice of outfit (at least intitially) is less a conscious attempt at portrayal and more of a spontaneous and potentially subconscious growth of an idea.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To depict in a steampunk manner.
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  • , year = 2012 , title = Llewellyn's 2013 Magical Almanac , section = Mechomancy: Steampunk Sensibilities in Pagan Traditions , author = Sybil Fogg , isbn = 9780738715155 , page = 90 , passage = There is also a strong draw on literature and film for ideas. Some steampunks will take a favorite character, such as Boba Fett, Alice, Dorothy, Professor Snape, or Sherlock Holmes, and "steampunk " him or her out by adding elements of leather (or faux leather), gears, clock parts, electricity, motors, and so on. }}

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    dieselpunk

    English

    Noun

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  • A postmodern genre of art as well as a budding subculture that combines the aesthetics of the interbellum period through World War II and ending circa (a range of time often referred to as the “diesel era” by the dieselpunk community) with contemporary creations.
  • * 2002 , November 20, Charlie Stross, " Re: What "steampunk" genre?", in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet :
  • *:In other words, steampunk explores adjustment to an industrial culture from the opposite direction to cyberpunk -- but has very much the same agenda. Me, I'm trying to write dieselpunk ...
  • * 2007 , Sean Demory, quoted in Brian McTavish, "Kansas City writer, artist publish digital comic book for cell phones", in The Kansas City Star , 2007 July 25, page F3:
  • * 2010 March 19, Teresa Lott, " Re: I hate steampunk...", in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet :
  • BioShock isn't steampunk, it's dieselpunk .