It’s About Time

Steampunk is easy to spot but hard to define, as Scott P. Marler writes in this month’s cover story. Fantastical, sometimes twisted Victorian visions of the future as imagined in the present aren’t a nostalgia trip—today’s steampunks actively subvert 19th-century conventions of gender and race, and 21st-century technofuturism at the same time.

Illustration: Kathryn M. Weaver

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