"Aw, the wonders of time travel match making! Her a late 1950's sci fi film star, he a mid 17th century aspiring politician! And thus an alternate universe is formed in which Wilton Vanderhaven is unknown, Venus Beach Invasion is never filmed…"
I'm an artist that specializes in Sci Fi and Fantasy works and has always had a huge interest in Jules Verne and H.G. Wells works along with other "Victorian" designs even throughout the 80's and 90's long before I knew the term "SteamPunk". When I saw the first manifestations of SteamPunk in 2007 in costumes at DragonCon, I realized I was seeing the future from the works of the past.