Symposium 2017 Session – The Steampunk Genre
The Steampunk Genre.
Moderated by Sarah Hans with KW Jeter, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Maurice Broaddus.
What separates Steampunk from science fiction? How is it different from Gaslamp Fantasy or Dieselpunk? What are some of the classic must-read examples of Steampunk, and why do we love them so much? Panelists discuss all of this and more in this panel on our favorite genre.
Panelists discuss what details make a story or novel fit into the steampunk genre, including a recommended reading list! – Moderator Sarah Hans, Panelists: KW Jeter, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Maurice Broaddus.
Sarah Hans is an award-winning editor, author and teacher, as well as the Communications Officer aboard the Airship Archon. Sarah’s short stories have appeared in about a dozen publications, but she’s best known for her multicultural steampunk anthology Steampunk World, which appeared on io9, Boing Boing, and Entertainment Weekly Online and won the 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award for Best Fiction. Sarah’s next project is an anthology featuring characters with exceptionalities called Steampunk Universe. You can find Sarah online at http://sarahhans.com/.
K.W. Jeter is a writer of science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He has written novels set in the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, and has written three sequels to Blade Runner.
Cherie Priest has had twenty full-length projects published, with another four on the way. Her most recent books are The Family Plot, Maplecroft, and Chapelwood, and the young adult thriller I Am Princess X. Her best-known book is probably Boneshaker (2009) – which was nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Boneshaker also won the PNBA Award, as well as the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards, with new revised editions from Tor Books now available. Darker Still was named an American Bookseller’s Association “Indie Next List” pick and a Scholastic Book Club “Highly Recommended” title. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy saga, The Eterna Files and Eterna and Omega, is now available from Tor Books.
Maurice Broaddus has been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more with some of his stories collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He is the author of the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court trilogy. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas include Buffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.
To learn more about other sessions, workshops, and special events please visit the 2017 International Steampunk Symposium Schedule.