arm Unfortunately, it is a poorly defined subgenre, with plenty of disagreement about what is and is not included. For example, steampunk stories may: Take place in the Victorian era but include advanced machines based on 19th century technology (e.g. The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling);
Perfect for my steampunk persona! Just add a teacup to the utility belt, and make those binoculars kaleidoscopic binoculars.