What are common attributes of the Steampunk genre?
These attributes could be character archetypes or traits, attributes of the setting, characteristics of plot or pacing, and broader themes. Essentially, I'd like to build a definition of the genre by identifying its basic components.Please provide examples to back up your claims.
Steampunk is a genre that lives in the wheelhouse of science fiction. It is typically centered around the advancement of 19th century technology (steam power) in different ways leading to different versions of the future/reality.