Steampunk is a spin-off from Science Fiction, which itself is a spin-off of Speculative Fiction. It defies the law of science and the integrity of history, and here we have a great read from Cherie Priest. It is full of gadgets and devices and zombies by the way! It blends old school horror with steampunk and historical fiction in a backdrop of a walled up Seattle and a nation stuck in a Civil War. Check it out!