what is icepunk, after all?

Monday, August 16, 2010 |
When I decided to host the giveaway for an ARC of Cold Magic, I asked everyone what they thought ‘icepunk’ meant. Icepunk is a term that Kate Elliott, author of the aforementioned book, coined to describe the world she set her fantasy in. Effectively, it’s a steampunk world in the grips of an ice age. This changes the ‘world’ that we’re familiar with, and puts it even more securely in an alternate reality. Just so you know, it’s pretty freaking cool.

As always, I’m overdue in announcing the winner…


Liviana of In Bed With Books!


Liviana’s guess about what ‘icepunk’ meant: “I think icepunk would be the genre of really rich punks, who are decked out in DIY diamonds and fur coats.” That’s certainly original thought! Congrats, and happy reading!


Many thanks to all of the entrants, and look out for a new contest soon.

11 comments:

Shy said...

I've certainly never heard of icepunk before, so this is definitely a new knowledge of some sort to me! Sounds rather original, me think? =)

Melissa said...

hahaha I love that definition!

the epic rat said...

Ha, Liviana's definition is classy :)

carolsnotebook said...

Icepunk - how am I ever going to keep everything straight?

Liviania said...

Thanks!

I'm really excited to read some icepunk and see what the real definition is.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Luck lucky you! :) Enjoy!

Sullivan McPig said...

congrats to Liviana.
*sigh* Now i'll have to buy the book myself.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo congrats. I'm so envious :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

hehehe i love it! congrats!!

Alison said...

Huh...Icepunk sounds very fitting. I still need to read the Steampunk genre. Icepunk sounds even cooler (all puns aside).

charles Zuber said...

I first heard the term "Icepunk" whilst reading Jacques Tardi's The Arctic Marauder. I also use the Term "Icepunk" in my own work, The Ice Punk Adventures of Cemal Zuber.

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