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Dieselpunk – the symbol

Science fiction has rockets and planets. Fantasy has shields and swords. Steampunk has cogs and (shudder) goggles, even airships. Atomicpunk has atoms. But dieselpunk has what?

What symbol epitomises dieselpunk? Wings? A Great War tank? Here at Alternative Realities we’ve been writing dieselpunk as personal projects for a couple of years but have never been able to pin one symbol, one stand out logo that immediately conveys what genre a dieselpunk book is.

If you look at our logos for other genres, we think you’ll agree that we’ve done a pretty good job of capturing the spirit of the genres we currently cover. All except dieselpunk.

So, answers on a postcard please (or in the comments section here and on our Facebook page), what one symbol epitomises dieselpunk for you?


About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


2 thoughts on “Dieselpunk – the symbol

  1. I would think the rest thing would be smoke-billowing stacks.

    Posted by J. Aaron Parish | June 8, 2014, 6:37 pm

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