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I don’t know about you, but I love all the genre-busting that has happened. There are so many crossovers that I see every day! At BookRiot, award-winning sci-fi and fantasy author
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One of my favorite things about being a speculative fiction reader is the extremely wide range of subgenres available to me. An epic fantasy is wildly different from an urban fantasy, is wildly different from a space opera.
Then, there are the “punks.”
The original and most well-known of the punks is, of course, steampunk—a subgenre that draws inspiration from 19th century steam-fueled technology and has brought us such jewels as Perdido Street Station by China Mieville and Morlock Night by K. W. Jeter.
Another fairly well-known one is cyberpunk, made popular by William Gibson with Neuromancer.
But these are hardly the only “punks” out there. New ones are emerging all the time, and they are fun, rich, and sometimes a little crazy.
Here are five lesser-known “punks” to check out: