What H.G Well’s Judith might look like –
Something like Edward Scissorhands.
This interpretation of Judith is by Aly Fell, and has introduced me to “steampunk.” Once again, I refer you to my disclaimer and one of the things I forget to mention: I am not on the cutting edge of culture (cutting edge of crazy, maybe). So “steampunk” is news to me. For other novices such as myself, it is defined as a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that is set at a time when steam power was widely used – usually England in the Victorian era. The terminology apparently originated with science fiction author K. W. Jeter, who was trying to describe works by Tim Powers, James Blaylock and himself – all placed in the 19th-century and imitating ideas of H. G. Wells.
In this depiction by Aly Fell, Judith appears as a mechanic who has dismantled the head of a robot. If indeed robots attempt to take over the world as some people fear, then this techno-decapitation makes perfect sense.
But I am still thinking of Edward Scissorhands. Probably because it is on my top five list of favorite movies. And always touches my heart.