I am jumping back to my co-authored novel, need to re-write the beginning and shake it up a little.
I am going to be doing NaNo, I had picked to do the chick-lit story - which I started before She-Wolf - and now I find that my head is filling with ideas for my futuristic story. I'm getting dialogue and scenes and a hell of a lot of visuals - I really wish I could draw - so because of all that, I thought 'hey, lets get the research done so you can tamper with the story ideas until you actually have a solid plan', because I'm going to need a solid plan.
So I am doing some research and I am looking at the 'biopunk' definition and the 'cyberpunk'. I know what I see in my head, so I want to find a genre to home the story for when and if I decide to query it - which I probably will :P
Any way, I'm looking at the 'Punk' subgenre page and I've naturally heard of -
- Clockpunk (which is a subgenre of steampunk)
- Dieselpunk is based on the aesthetics of the interbellum period through World War II (c. 1920-1945).
- Atompunk relates to the pre-digital period of 1945-1965.
- Elfpunk was proposed as a subgenre of urban fantasy in which faeries and elves are transplanted from rural folklore into modern urban settings.
- Mythpunk described as a subgenre of mythic fiction. It is defined as a brand of speculative fiction which starts in folklore and myth and adds elements of postmodern fantastic techniques: Urban fantasy, etc.
- Nowpunk is a term for contemporary fiction that is set in the time period in which the fiction is being published, i.e. all contemporary fiction.
- Splatterpunk, refers to a subgenre of horror fiction distinguished by its graphic, often gory, depiction of violence. It often overlaps with body horror.