This is a cross posting from the Dieselpunk group.
It seems to me that we need a good article dedicated to dieselpunk in
Wikipedia. Currently if you search the keyword "dieselpunk" in Wiki you
just get it as a derivative in the article "Cyberpunk derivatives:"
"Initially proposed as a genre by the creators of the role-playing game
Children of the Sun, dieselpunk refers to fiction inspired by
mid-century pulp and set in a world similar to steampunk though
specifically characterized by the rise of petroleum power and
technocratic perception, incorporating neo-noir elements and sharing
themes more with cyberpunk than steampunk. Though the notability of
dieselpunk as a genre is not entirely uncontested, installments ranging
from the retro-futuristic film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow to
the 2009 animation film 9 have been suggested as quintessential works of
dieselpunk fiction. Video game titles in the dieselpunk genre
range from Activision's Return to Castle Wolfenstein to Sega's Valkyria
Personally, I think that sucks. So I'm trying to put write a Wiki
article just for Dieselpunk. I was wondering if anyone here would be
willing to lend a hand?