Steampunk fiction (Genre/Form Term)
- Broader heading: Science fiction
Oxford dictionary of science fiction, via Oxford reference online, Nov. 5, 2012 (steampunk: by analogy to cyberpunk a genre of science fiction with a historical setting in the nineteenth century characterized by technologies extrapolated from the science of that era, but which were not invented at that time)
Oxford dictionary of English, via Oxford reference online, Nov. 5, 2012 (steampunk: a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology)
Science fiction set in the 19th century that features steam-powered machinery and related technologies extrapolated from the science of that era.