Genre-fiction generator

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Genre-fiction generator

Dave Malki, who does the awesome Victorian-era webcomic Wondermark, has created a hysterical steampunky genre-fiction generator.


Liam Cooke created an automated version of the chart. Here’s the story synopsis I got:

The Psychopunks
In a metaphorical Outer Rim world, a young milquetoast office drone stumbles across a time-traveling soldier which spurs him into conflict with supernatural monsters, with the help of a tomboyish female mechanic and her welding gear, culminating in a daring rescue preceding a giant explosion.

[Thanks, Jonathan Johns!]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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