Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Sub-Sub-Genre

On Twitter, Tessa Dare enquired: What type of show would Torchwood Regency-style be called?

Referring to Georgette Heyer's Regency cant, I came up with: barquestepper.

Since barquestepper would be to Regency what steampunk is to Victorian, I decided to employ two similar terms from the cant and smush them together.

Thus, steam has the equivalent in stepper as in high stepper for a horse of excellent bloodlines. And punk finds it's companion in barque as in a person who wants to be outside the social norm.

So here you go, a new sub-sub-genre of romance novels: barquestepper.


heidenkind said...


I must travel to my local bookseller and inquire into this new subgenre. :)

Keira Soleore said...

*attempting to adopt a modest mien*

"Why, thank you," simpering.

Before you travel to your local bookseller, you'd have to request Tessa Dare to write the story. :)