I am seeing a surge of interest in steampunk so I am researching on the web what it is and trying to see if it might be something I can write as well.
Besides the usual info, like watching the movie Wild wild West and reading wikipedia you may want to check out this excellent article here:
They can call it what they they want but it is like an alternate universe or our history with an alternate future.
If you have written something or want to write something Steampunk let me know. I think I need to read something as well.