Beyond Victoriana: A Penny Dreadful Review
Steampunk is about exploration. As such, it is not limited to the narrow confines of place, race, or era. The Victorian Age in our historical timeline happened all over the world. I believe Steampunk should reflect that. Beyond Victoriana, a blog written by a woman you may know as Ay-Leen the Peacemaker, believes that as well.
Beyond Victoriana explores multicultural aspects of Steampunk, showcasing concepts, people, and projects that might not be showcased in other places. At times it is political, speaking of things such as what it truly means to be multicultural and what privilege means. At times, it is a hub of the arts, posting calls for anthology submissions or book reviews. Beyond Victoriana has won awards for “Best Political Steampunk” and “Best Multicultural Steampunk.” I feel that we could use more blogs like this one.
I give this blog five gears out of five. It is smart and will open your eyes and/or blow your mind. If you are new to Steampunk or are looking for depth in your Steampunk, I strongly recommend this blog. You can find this multicultural perspective at beyondvictoriana.com.
Your Correspondent From The Aethernet,
Penny J. Merriweather