I love all the Punks


I’m not talking about punk rockers, I’m talking about Cyberpunk, Steampunk, and now: Clockpunk!

Wikipedia says:

The suffix -punk appears in the names of a number of genres of speculative fiction. Other genres without the suffix may also be related.

Da Vinci Automata is a Blog on the Clockpunk genre of Science Fiction.

Here's a recent post entitled: Introducing Clockpunk:

Clockpunk is a genre of science fiction similar to Steampunk (some people even consider clockpunk to be a sub-genre of Steampunk). Clockpunk can be divided into historical and non-historical Clockpunk. Historical Clockpunk explores how the world would have turned out if certain technological developments that occurred later had happened in the Renaissance and or certain inventions in the time of the Renaissance were created on a mass scale in the time period.Non-historical Clockpunk is set in settings similar to the Renaissance but on alternative worlds, planets etc. The suffix punk is actually misleading but the name has stuck just as it has stuck in the case of other sub-genres of science fiction that were inspired from Steampunk. While there is sometimes overlap between Clockpunk and the fantasy genre, for the purpose of the current blog we shall try to keep these overlaps separate.

I’d love to someday make a ‘punk film. Either cyberpunk or steampunk. Wikipedia lists five primary -punk genres:

  • Biopunk - set in present or in a future time, where genetics have advanced significantly

". . .including timepunk—a general term covering any historical variation on steampunk— or more specifically, bronzepunk (steampunk set in the Bronze Age), classicpunk (steampunk set in Ancient Greece or the Roman Empire), stonepunk (steampunk set in the Stone Age, as seen in The Flintstones) and clockpunk (steampunk set in the Renaissance)."