With Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century books whiring into the wild, steampunk is very in vogue in the Tor offices. And increasingly everywhere else, if this cunning infographic is any guide. Using their 'Social Sentiment Index', IBM have charted the progress of steampunk from 1800s to the present day via books, films and fashion -- also throwing social media measurements into the mix. It's an interesting take on a trend that shows every sign of further infiltrating the mainsteam. And there's a really fascinating article here on how the new science of social media trend spotting has been applied to steampunk in this case.
Here's a portion of that infographic below, and click here or on the image to view the full picture:
To find out more about the steampunk world of Cherie Priest and her books, further blog posts are here.