Book Review: The Difference Engine (1990)

All the best alternate history books I have ever read can be distilled to a simple question: what if? In this¬†foundational Steampunk title, authors William Gibson and Bruce Sterling ask, “what if the computer age came about in the 1800’s?” The answer is that the political structures all over the world are deeply effected by […]

June 14th, 1822 – International Steampunk Day

Around the world, today is considered to be International Steampunk Day, but why June 14th? The answer is 193 years old when Charles Babbage’s invention created a rift in time that spawned an entirely new alternative universe in which the Information Age occurred during the reign of Queen Victoria, and thus the World of Steampunk!

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