From looking around at some literature relating to Steam Punk, I came across piece that will soon be translated into a Hollywood film. The synopsis sounds quite out there and I'm interested in how this may develop. I think I will take out the book and understand how Steam Punk translates through literature, to understand how the world is articulated through writing.
Product DescriptionArthur (Art) Mumby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in the huge and rambling house, Larklight, travelling through space on a remote orbit far beyond the Moon. One ordinary sort of morning they receive a correspondence informing them that a gentleman is on his way to visit, a Mr Webster. Visitors to Larklight are rare if not unique, and a frenzy of preparation ensues. But it is entirely the wrong sort of preparation, as they discover when their guest arrives, and a Dreadful and Terrifying (and Marvellous) adventure begins. It takes them to the furthest reaches of Known Space, where they must battle the evil First Ones in a desperate attempt to save each other - and the Universe. Recounted through the eyes of Art himself, Larklight is sumptuously designed and illustrated throughout.
About the AuthorPhilip Reeve's first novel Mortal Engines was published to an incredible critical acclaim which his subsequent books have emulated. He is the author of the Larklight trilogy for Bloomsbury. Philip lives in Devon. David Wyatt, has illustrated many beautiful covers for authors including Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. He lives in Devon, and is a keen lutist, cyclist, and wanderer of the moors. (Amazon uk synopsis)
Although I find this quite interesting, I feel that my story is not very close to any sort of 'Steam Punk' literature. In fact I feel that the feel initially was meant to be within a Steam Punk style, but now i feel that its going in a direction of its own, mixed with a conjunction of styles and ideas from my previous work.
Original Source: Twitch Film ,The Hollywood Reporter