dieselpunk

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Etymology[edit]

diesel +‎ -punk

Noun[edit]

dieselpunk (uncountable)

  1. 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 1950s (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:
      [] post-apocalyptic dieselpunk action adventure []
    • 2010 March 19, Teresa Lott, "Re: I hate steampunk...", in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet:
      BioShock isn't steampunk, it's dieselpunk.

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