2. Components of Dieselpunk

Dieselpunk’s genre consists of three components: Diesel Era/ Decodence, Contemporary in Origin, and the importance of Punk. When taken together, these three components form the basis of the Dieselpunk genre.

By its nature, Dieselpunk involves a dialectical tension between the diesel- prefix and the –punk suffix. The diesel- prefix provides a set of parameters and the element of Modernity while the –punk suffix infuses it with a postmodern nature of the individual narrative resulting in a subclass of genre-punk that in its different contemporary manifestations are highly varied.

See the following pages for expansion on the various components.

(Updated 01/13/2021)


Arrival in Utopia by Alexey Lipatov


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