Steampunk postcolonial

None of the forms that steampunk has taken on are immune to problems within the larger science fiction and fantasy (SF/F) sphere and this project comes out of a space addressing one of these flaws: the identification of Eurocentrism in North American English-language science fiction and a growing awareness of racialized issues in SF/F. SF/F has for most part glossed over issues of race and marginalization, either treating such issues as irrelevant since – “it’s just fiction” or writing stories of marginalization in a way that is palatable for dominant-majority audiences.

Jaymee Goh, Towards Chromatic Chronologies: Using the Steampunk Aesthetic for Postcolonial Purposes (PDF)