Dieselpunk — its virtues and vices

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Eleanor Roosevelt

This web article (link >>>) at The Daily Dot gives an introduction to dieselpunk and points at both its appealing and its troubled aspects.

However, I have already picked up the challenge of writing stories from the minority perspective. My dieselpunk spy-adventure The Ice War has two protagonists: a mixed-race man and a working-class woman. They face the prejudices of that era and have to find ways of sneaking around them. That approach gives me more interesting challenges when writing. The “-punk” designation, after all, indicates that the stories ought to have an underdog perspective.

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