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"Victorian Steampunk influences all other Steampunk sub-genres. The Victorian Steampunk is the essence of elegance in Steampunk.
It embodies the beauty and grace of the industrial revolution. Victorian Steampunks transcend borders with an exceptional
eye on detail and a flair for the arts, culture, dance, music, theater and drama. Manners and courtesy are the attributes of Victorian Steampunks that most Steampunks can only admire. Born readers and writers, who, without which, we have no Steampunk Universe. Having been born and schooled in New England and a student of the Victorian Era as a collector. One is in awe of the mastery inside the Victorian Steampunk. I say my planet and this Universe needs more Victorian Steampunks."
John Douglas, P.S.E.
In general, Victorian Steampunk includes any recent science fiction that takes place in a recognizable historical period (sometimes an alternate history version of an actual historical period) in which the Industrial Revolution has already begun, but electricity is not yet widespread. It places an emphasis on steam- or spring-propelled gadgets. The most common historical steampunk settings are the Victorian and Edwardian eras, though some in this "Victorian steampunk" category can go as early as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Some examples of this type include the novel The Difference Engine,the comic book series League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Disney animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy, and the roleplaying game Space: 1889. Some, such as the comic series Girl Genius, have their own unique times and places despite partaking heavily of the flavor of historic times and settings.
Karel Zeman's film The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958) is a very early example of cinematic steampunk. Based on Jules Verne novels, Zeman's film imagines a past based on those novels which never was. Another early example of historical steampunk in cinema includes Hayao Miyazaki's anime films such as Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), containing many archetypal anachronisms characteristic of the steampunk genre.
"Historical" steampunk usually leans more towards science fiction than fantasy, but a number of historical steampunk stories have incorporated magical elements as well.