[steem-puhngk] · noun · 1. a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world. Dictionary.com
Most often it waffles between Victorian England and the Wild West. A time of seemingly unlimited possibility and exploration. Nothing quite like it to spark the imagination.
There also happens to be a lot of really cool things you can do with gadgets and gizmos. Thanks to Flaming Steam, even bookshelves can get in on the fun. And, true to the intent of steampunk–where fantasy meets function–these bookends are made to offer good support to the books you love . . .