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Cliff Jones Jr. By CliffJonesJr Completed

Cyberpunk, dieselpunk, steampunk... dreampunk? Unlike its better established siblings, this fledgling genre is not rooted in technology or a reimagining of a different era. Quite simply, it is rooted in dreams.

Join the conversation to help decide what "dreampunk" will become. It is, after all, up to us.

Highest Ranking: #596 in Non-Fiction (2017.12.05)

  • cyberpunk
  • dreampunk
  • dreams
  • fairytale
  • fantasy
  • gaiman
  • legend
  • murakami
  • myth
  • mythpunk
  • occult
  • philosophy
  • pkd
  • psychology
  • religion
  • scifi
  • scifi-fantasy
  • steampunk
  • surreal
  • weird
Yelena Calavera is a dreampunk author who maintains a blog called "Dreaming in the City". Here is her take on "the dreampunk philosophy": http://yelenacalavera.blogspot.com/2013/11/dreams-chaos-counterculture-dreampunk.html
Alecc0 Alecc0 Jun 03
Examples from TV: Dallas and the final season of Roseanne! :)
Here is a website devoted to "dreampunk", which it defines in a really broad sense, but then also more specifically as "a literary subgenre descended from steampunk and cyberpunk that differs from them in its inclusion of elements of dream logic." http://dreampunk.me/blog/what-is-dreampunk/
We'll be doing some DreamPunk for Round 3 (the current round) of @LayethTheSmackDown 's latest sci-fi SmackDown. The Dudecore tribe has it as their given sub-genre this time :D
masheena masheena Jun 03
This sounds great! And it feels right up my writing-alley. Some passages in The Night Circus remind me of what's described here, though the character subjectivity aspect might be lacking for most of it
Alecc0 Alecc0 Jun 03
Great to hear about this. It's a really interesting genre to explore for sure. 
                              It might not count as a dream experience, but there's a Netflix film called The Discovery that you might like, about a scientist who discovers proof of an afterlife, that this made me think of too.