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“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”

Clockpunk is:

  • a history that never happened
  • an aesthetic
  • an alternate universe
  • a philosophy
  • a way of life

…and much more.

What if the world ran on clockwork? What if heavy industry had been developed in the Renaissance? What if it were possible to create a person out of gears and springs? These are only some of the questions we try to answer here.

Learn about the genre and keep an eye out for featured fiction and news.

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About The Mainspring

What if the world ran on clockwork?

This site is dedicated to the Clockpunk literary genre. Watch this space for news, reviews and original fiction.