I have discovered a new, growing genre. It started to get momentum in the 1980s and early 1990s. Now, it is one of the fastest developing genres today. It is called Steampunk.
Steampunk is a sub-genre to fantasy and sci-fi. Steampunk has a setting that includes steam-powered machines in alternative historical times of the Victorian Era or United States Wild West. Sometimes, they take place in post-apocalyptic times.
As the age of vampires, werewolves, and zombies gradually begins to decline, one genre has begun to rise. Well, it really has been around since the 1980s when the term Steampunk was applied as a sub-genre of science fiction/fantasy.
Science is full of amazing things, most of which seem to be geared towards blowing – my – mind. As a librarian, I think the same thing about fiction. A story can transport, confound, and absolutely astound you just as easily. It follows that science fiction must then be as good as it gets – at least I like to think so.