The sub-genres are spreading like a rash

Inferno-krusher, clockpunk, The New Comprehensible; new subgenres and literary manifestos seem to be the thing this year. Warren Ellis has unearthed yet another one for us. Heliumpunk is:

“A future or near-future setting where anachronistic and obsolete technology is given a new lease on life, not just because it is cool, but for plausible reasons within the setting.”

Hmmm. It’s too sensible to really catch on, IMHO.

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