The Seventh issue of Steampunk Magazine, New and Future Worlds, has now hit digital shelves and is available for your free enjoyment in electronic form.
You can click the above cover art for a link to the announcement of the 7th edition and a link to download it for free from their Downloads section. There, you can also find an iPhone/Reader optimized edition for 1 GBP if that’s how you prefer to take in your media. If, however, you are old-fashioned like me and love the written word inscribed to paper, a paltry 5 dollars will get you the magazine in print through the store here at Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness.
I’m very excited about this issue because it talks a bit about a topic I’ve yet to discuss here (though I have many personal ideas on the issue) politics and Steampunk.
I’d like to know what you all think about the political aspect of Steampunk and how Steampunk, if at all, influences your political identity. What role does Steampunk play in your activity in politics, who you vote for, and/or what policies you support? Can there be a unified political identity among serious Steampunks and what do you think that would look like?
I, of course, have my own thoughts on this, but I’d love to hear what you all think. If there’s enough interest, I’ll write my own article on this topic.