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Topic: New: Genre Tropes

I've added a new tag to organize what I call "genre tropes".

These are themes or ideas that regularly appear in steam- and dieselpunk fiction.

So far, I have:

A disproportionate amount of Nazi stuff... But then, this is dieselpunk.

I'm working on:

  • Big trains in the snow (recommendations welcome here)

  • War airships

  • Strange aircraft of the Third Reich

  • Lost civilizations

Re: New: Genre Tropes

These are interesting and wonderful subjects. Thank you, sir! I love Art Deco!

3 (edited by Yaghish 2018-05-02 04:52)

Re: New: Genre Tropes

Rather Jugendstil than Art Deco. As a symbol of the symbiosis of nature and technics.

Other tropes:
- certain historical persons that show up, Lovelace, Tesla and the likes.
- sex robots in feminism
- automatons (giant)
- cyborgs, or party cyborgs. People who are not entierly human
- Mars colony

Just call me Jack
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Re: New: Genre Tropes

Recently added genre tropes:

Working on:

  • Airships of War

  • Floating Cities

  • Underwater Worlds

  • Hollow Earth

  • Soviet Superscience

  • Nazi Occult

Yaghish, per your recommendation, I've also started a very early draft called "Mysteries of Mars" and I'm working on a "Soviet Union in Space" story that will feature, among other things, the Soviet colonization of Mars.