Girls with Guns blog is back after a hiatus. No better reason to come back than to start talking about a most delightful sub-sub-sub-genre of girls with guns than the imaginative imagery of steampunk girls with their fantastic and improbable guns. It is our contention that any genre that has girls in it will eventually have a girl with a gun. But what about Jane Austen, you ask? Jane Austen wrote about young ladies --- see how that works?
For those who have not encountered steampunk yet, it is a lively off-shoot of science fiction in which an alternate timeline follows the Victorian technology of steam power to its fullest development. Think Jules Vern, or the great 60s TV show "Wild Wild West," and you've got the picture.
Steampunk cuties will be dressed up as neat goggled steam flight aviatrixes, or cyborgs in 19th Century bustles and petticoats. Whatever their guns shoot, the operant metal color will be copper. This is a time that never was, and choice girls with guns who will never be, except doing cosplay at a steampunk convention, maybe. Or if you are really lucky, lacing up a steampunk corset in your boudoir.
Check out this video for some great examples...