September 01, 2008

Steam Punk themes in Ember

Steampunk Abney ParkSteampunk Abney Park, goth subcultureSteam Punk is gaining a resurgence in popular culture and especially films. Wikipedia defines Steam Punk as a sub-genre of Fantasy and speculative fiction set in an era or world were steam power is in common use, the term was coined in opposition to the emerging use of cyberpunk in the 1980's.

The City of Ember is a 2003 novel by Jeanne DuPrau, revolving around the underground city of Ember, the one known surviving settlement and "the only light in the dark world" that's slowly dying as supplies run low and the electrical system starts to fail. This book is now being turned into a Walden movie and the setting is perfectly Steam Punk, watch the trailer and when you go see the film I encourage you to dress in you Steam Punk best. Premier is set for Oct 10, 2008.