so while playing with my 13 realms of fantasy, and imagining it’s pasts and futures I started to think of things like shadowrun being a fantasy cyberpunk, and thinking about Fantasy steampunk, and Fantasy stone punk… and suddenly I was trying to build a timeline of the temporal *-punk genre fiction (omitting things that are less about time and world specific like candy punk and magic punk and which are just decorative styling on the story or setting EDIT: Time to add these)
here’s what I’ve got so far:
Stone punk, Sandal Punk, Castle Punk, Ren Punk, Sail Punk, Clock Punk, Steam Punk, Diesel Punk, Rocket Punk, Atom Punk, …, Punk, i-Punk, Cyber Punk, Solar Punk.
you might notice a hollow spot in there, and it’s right around 1965-1980. There does seem to be a gap between the dusk of the nuclear age and the dawn of actual Punk. And I can’t figure out how to establish a … Hippy Punk. I mean it’s got the counter culture, drugs and sex, music, anti-corporate consumerism, learning tricks and ways to do things for yourself. It’s all there in some measure but it’s not defined it’s feel and name to me yet (I don’t think hippy punk works). also there may be a smaller gap between the end of Punk and before i-Punk (my name for the i-mac through the i-phone time period).
You might also note that I split some up (Ren and Clock punk might be viewed as the same but I think of one as more Davinci tech [1400s-1600s] and the other as more Roentgen’s mechanical furniture[1700s-1800s]) while sail punk is a bit more Pirates of the Caribbean (1600s-1700s). Rockets and importantly the raygun gothic ideas caught the imagination before the nuclear bomb and nuclear power plant became a thing, so I split the atom… into Raygun Gothic(rocket punk) and Atom punk.
EDIT: There are also magic punk, candy punk, monster punk (think pokemon used ala flintstone), and major punk varients like Tesla punk, Cattle punk, Casette punk, Deco punk, dungeonpunk (adds mages, elves and dwarves to castle punk), Disco punk, alchemy punk, …
any thoughts or ideas on the *-punk timeline?