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A sub-genre of the speculative historical fiction genre called Steampunk. Clockpunk is characterized by modern technologies accomplished using clockwork mechanisms and generally excluding steam power, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. The chronological setting for Clockpunk fiction is pre-Industrial Revoluion, whereas steampunk is late 19th or early 20th century. A Clockpunk novel might include a world, Earth or another planet, which has been so dramatically revolutionized by DaVinci's mechanical inventions that its technology rivals our computers, phones, etc., while most other factors (some combination of social structure, ploitics, customs, clothing, etc.) would remail relatively true to the 15th century.
Gears and cogs but no steam...that's not Steampunk, its Clockpunk.
by Pam Avantnos October 26, 2007
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The world's largest cast iron statue, at 56 feet (17 meters) tall, is the statue of Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Depicting the Roman god of fire and forge, Vulcan was built in 1904 as a symbol of the iron industry which grew Birmingham into Alabama's largest city.

A viewing platform on top of the statue's pedestal has an amazing view of the city. The neighboring suburb also has a spectacular view... the statue's uncovered posterior. Bemused Homewood residents have nicknamed their view the "Moon over Homewood."
Let's go parking at Vulcan - the view is great!
by Pam Avantnos February 7, 2008
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