I definitely think steampunk has a place under sci-fi but wanted to ask before starting any possible discussions.

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Steampunk usually involves some kind of alternate history of technological development so it is feels closer to science fiction than it does it fantasy. I don't see a good reason to exclude it.


Steampunk, like the other "punks" is one of those hate-it-or-leave it genres. I like it, and I consider it "on topic" as it tends towards "alternate histories."


I'm not generally fond of steampunk myself, but I would agree that it's on-topic.

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