Some steampunk shennanigans

Posted: October 11, 2014 in writing
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I hope you can all forgive me, but I’ve been cheating on this blog again. This time I have a guest post over at the Steampunk Journal on steampunks and servants

Steampunk and servants
Given the eras in which much steampunk is set, it’s surprising that servants don’t play a larger role in the genre. After all, the Victorian age was one in which personal service was widespread. The upper and even middle classes were saved from the grubby tasks of cooking, cleaning, tidying and gardening by armies of politely servile working women and men. Yet we seldom see this reflected in steampunk.
Which raises the question of why, and whether we could do more with servants in steampunk…

For the full article check out the Steampunk Journal. And if you’re after some steampunk fiction, including the very occasional servant, you might want to check out my short story collection Riding the Mainspringavailable for the Kindle through Amazon and on other formats via Smashwords.


  1. blondeusk says:

    Just discovered Steampunk and not looked back 🙂
    Useful article – thx

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