"Airships and electric submarines, automatons and mesmerists. Welcome to the wild world of steampunk. It is all speculative. Or is it? Meet the intrepid souls who pushed Victorian technology to its limits and paved the way for our present age... In the mesmerizing Clockwork Futures, Brandy Schillace reveals the science behind steampunk, which is every bit as extraordinary as what we might find in the work of Jules Verne, and sometimes, just as fearful"--Provided by publisher.