I found this on Bish's Beat and thought I would share. Steampunk is the emerging science fiction of choice for several readers. The primary reason is because the science field has gotten so specific. Too many fans can't keep up with all the science involved.
As a result, steampunk -- a retrograde kind of science -- has become increasingly popular. In these books and worlds, science is more easily understood, it somewhat technologically unsound. And sometimes it nears the realm of magic.
One of the best attributes of steampunk is the look. It's a combination of Sherlock Holmes and mad scientist. I like it a lot.
Here's a tour of a steampunk home.