“Don’t mention the war!”

John Cleese pleaded in the comedy-classic Fawlty Towers. Well...in dieselpunk you kind of have to. Sandwiched between two world wars, inter-nation conflict is one the driving and defining factors of dieselpunk’s historical fiction.


But does that mean you have to mention the N*


zis? Not necessarily.

N*zis suck—obviously—but they make for rich villainous fodder. However, our city of Metropius currently exists sans-Nazis (though we do have plenty of fascists.) But, like the super-state powers George Orwell’s 1984, the countries embroiled in our perpetual war are kept deliberately vague.

At least for now...who’s pulling the strings out there? Time will tell.

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