Dieselpunk is a genre of books, games, and art spun off from the cyberpunk movement of the 1980s. Related genres include steampunk, clockpunk, and magipunk. At their worst, these terms are mere catchphrases and empty hype; at their best, all these genres aim to bring a fresh, anarchic, punk rock sensibility to speculative fiction and games.
While I have not yet read the setting where the term "diselpunk" comes from. It seems that it is different from steam punk in the level of technology possessed. More technology from the 1920-1980+ish eras. Less steam engines and more ICEs. Transistor radios, more modern firearms, etc. I'll have a more definite time range when I have read the setting. I saw some other page on diesel punk here that has a very nice definition, when I find it I'm going to link this page to that one. turns out its just Dieselpunk, strange.
Ironically, someone is using its presence on Wiktionary to support inclusion on Wikipedia. Let's wait a few days for cites, but I'm not actively looking for them.--Dmol 01:51, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Well, not quite. I was using its presence on Wiktionary to support a soft redirect from Wikipedia to Wiktionary.S Marshall 02:04, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
It's covered on lots of blogs and things, and it's used in about 2 commercial games, but there doesn't seem to be any other major usages of it that I've seen. However, the standards are different here, so it might just be OK I guess.Wolfkeeper 14:21, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
It is indeed a neologism, but it's one that's already listed in several of Webster's publications from 2008. It's a retronym resulting from steampunk. --EncycloPetey 14:36, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Be wary of Webster's Facts and Phrases: as I understand it, they are not typical edited books we could cite (like a Webster dictionary) but an agglomeration of clippings from the Internet. They often quote Wikipedia, too, which would make them doubly unusable. Equinox◑ 20:37, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Once committed to print, even Wikipedia material is durably archived. Though such a source would be among my least preferred, it might count. BP? DCDuringTALK 11:35, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Why is this here? RFV.—msh210℠ 18:59, 15 June 2010 (UTC)