Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful essay on the challenges of multicultural steampunk that has to work not to depend on the usual trappings!
I want to destroy steampunk.
I want to tear it apart and melt it down and recast it. I want to take your bustles and your fob watches and your monocles and grind them to a fine powder, dust some mahogany furniture with it and ask you, is this steampunk? And if you say yes, I want to burn the furniture.