Cyberpunk/Steampunk take on classic tales

Discussion in 'General Books' started by JCNoir, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. JCNoir

    JCNoir Published Author

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    I was wondering what people thought about the idea of taking classic concepts and remaking them with new ideas. I am not a huge fan of "remakes" where the same story is told with a new author. Though I enjoy things like Deadtime Stories and horrific takes on the classic fantasy. I have a few published books on Amazon/Kindle under the same (J.C. Noir), though my "Alice" is a continuation after Through The Looking Glass. My take has been very steampunk/cyberpunk influenced with dabs of horror. I have humanized most animal characters, and some have such become monstrosities. Anyone have feelings on this, and if you have found some retold fantasy classics you enjoyed, what were they?
     
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    If your in the mood for heavy reading look into The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson. It's sort of an elaborate 'coming-of-age' tale set in a postcyberpunk world. Technically it's considered Science Fiction but it reads more like an urban fantasy set in the not so distant future. Stephenson uses classic tropes but gives everything a dirty mechanized feel. The story revolves around an outlawed book that almost seems to have magical powers, these powers are of course not magic... just very advanced technology.