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Electropunk

Postby guy » Thu May 25, 2017 7:25 am

We all know (and many of us love) steampunk, the retro-SF re-imagining of the Victorian(-ish) heyday of steam and where it might have led. This thought sparked the idea of electropunk, the re-imagining of mid-twentieth century electrical-based technologies before the age of the microchip and the Internet (and wholly unrelated to the music genre of the same name). I found a few isolated examples of folks who coined the term ahead of me when I searched, but no genre as such. Terry Gilliam's film Brazil must surely rank high among its earliest manifestations. Does such a retro-SF genre exist, perhaps under some other name?
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Re: Electropunk

Postby lok1950 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:56 pm

Pulp fiction though really a function of cheap paper in the thirties spawned the Flash Gordon and clones.

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Re: Electropunk

Postby guy » Fri May 26, 2017 10:53 am

Yeah, but Flash Gordon was not retro, in the same way that Jules Verne is not steampunk. They were both mainstream SF of their day. I am thinking of a retro culture.
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