Steampunk combines my love of Victorian aesthetics and machines with science fiction and fantasy elements. I have a peculiar fondness for sentient robots and steampunk novels seem to have plenty of them.
I like the many variants including wild west steampunk, decopunk, dieselpunk, and of course, the father of the genre cyberpunk.
Alternative history combines the 'what if' of science fiction with real world possibilities.
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