Today I learnt something new. Okay, most days I learn something new, but today was by accident.
We watched 9 today as part of our film afternoon. This film is famous for being ‘stitchpunk’; the lead characters are sewn together, literally. It’s a beautiful with big ideas, simply told and a lot darker than we remembered. It’s actually pretty scary in places.
Afterwards, I looked up to see if there was anymore stitchpunk out there. I didn’t have much luck so please let me know if you know any. But I did discover all the genres of various ‘punks’. Seems you can punk anything lately.
I came across this very comprehensive list
and was amazed at how punks had been broken down so much. I mean ‘elfpunk’ really?
But the next thing I wanted to do was find examples of each of these punks as either book or film. The big punks were easy; Atompunk is Fallout, Steampunk, Parasol Protectorate, Dungeonpunk possibly The Dresden Files, Oceanpunk, Waterworld anyone? Biopunk, isn’t that a computer game? Clockpunk, The Clockwork Century books, and of course Cyberpunk which at the moment is Altered Carbon for us.
But bronzepunk, decopunk, ecopunk, cassette futurism? I’m a little stuck now.
But it has shown how wide science fiction is and that there really is something for everyone out there. I might even draw up a reading list for each punk. Give me time though, it’s a bit manic here at the moment.
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