Steampunk style and culture is experiencing a revival, most evident in television series, pirate adventures, books, and film and Tor has got you covered. For those of you not familiar with Tor, they are the premier site on the web for all your Science Fiction and Fantasy needs, be it literature or comic books. So fans of Steampunk, be sure to check them out. You’ll be a life-long fan.
Thought provoking article by Madeline Ashby entitled A Moral Argument for Hard Science Fiction.
All too often in fiction, we choose to batter our science and technology in a thick coating of McGuffin and then deep-fry it in a vat of boiling handwavium. But just as we should avoid an ignorant depiction of human beings whenever possible, we should also avoid ignorant depictions of science and technology — because how we discuss science and technology is inherently political.