Steampunk mainly you can say it is the science fiction which can imagine about the steam powered technology totally advanced which is based on the 19th century which contains the feature of stereo typical. On the western society steampunk is totally focused and most commonly it is set towards the Victorian England.
If you see visually steampunk, on industrial aesthetic with clock work, brass, steam and cogs which look as well from fashion of 19th century. On the life inventors steampunk has placed the real importance such as you can say about the Charles Babbage which contained the explanation about the technology like computers and airships as well which run on steam power and clock work. These ingredients are all end up with Steampunk.
If we talk about the steampunk origin from the speculative drama it has grown which is based on the sci fi. The science fiction is in the work of Jules Verne and HG Wells in different books such as Twenty thousand leagues under the sea and war of worlds. In these books the author had imagined the different devices of futuristic with different amazing capabilities as well. The inventions are influential and because of that 19th century author built the ideas of future, through this they have both fantasy and fact.
In steampunk clockwork has played very important part, clockwork is understandable by human. Steampunk uses in the fantasy of Robert Rankin film where he used the grounding effect. By the clockwork mermaids and alien appearance which are acceptable. The author get lesson from this that it allows reader to pay off their comfort. Their characters allow the readers to learn accept of ability that new twist can make sense as well. Like that J.K Rowling which is known by famous harry potter used the same devices. As harry in magical world of monsters; people just accepting the ability of disbelief which is increased.
Due to the steampunk people believe in the fantasy and believing that these things are happen as well.