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Why Don’t We Talk About Gaslamp Fantasy?

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WHAT IS GASLAMP FANTASY?

It merges fantasy elements with steampunk.

Gaslamp fantasy is beautiful to see in shows, movies, and games, and it’s just as exciting to read about in books. Here’s where can you find this genre in your favorite media.

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Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI‘s world was inspired by the Industrial Revolution that took place in the late 1800s. It perfectly merged the technological advancements of that time with the magic system we’ve come to know and love.

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‘Avatar: Legend of Korra’

Republic City has cars, technology, and clothing inspired by that time period, it’s obvious to us that Legend of Korra is a gaslamp fantasy.

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‘The Infernal Devices’

The Infernal Devices put magic into the world we already know and gave us a heartbreaking love triangle.

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‘The Irregulars’

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Sherlock Holmes encountered supernatural creatures? This short-lived Netflix show is the next best thing.

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‘Fallen London’

In Fallen London, we get to explore a Victorian-era London where vampires have taken over. It’s an open-world RPG game that you can play for free online.

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Grishaverse by
Leigh Bardugo

Whether you love the books in the Grishaverse or Netflix’s Shadow and Bone, you have found one of the best and most mainstream gaslamp fantasies.

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‘Arcane’

While the game it’s based on (League of Legends) could also be considered gaslamp fantasy, the Netflix animated adaptation Arcane is a better example of this genre. Between the magic and inventions, this show perfectly melds fantasy and steampunk.

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