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Clockpunk Voting Poll

This is the voting poll for entries in the recent Mainspring Powell's | Amazon ] ARC contest. As usual, I'll hold this open for a few days, probably into the weekend. The winner will receive a Mainspring ARC, runner up prizes at my discretion. Ties to be settled by the_child. All decisions of the judges are both arbitrary and capricious, as well as final.

Poll #972704 Definition of clockpunk

Which of the following is your favorite definition of clockpunk?

princejvstin: Clockpunk is the science fiction subgenre that depicts a world where the wildest dreams and visions of Da Vinci leap from paper and folios to vivid reality.
7(9.1%)
hundakleptisis: Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. Smash!
2(2.6%)
juliabk: Jack hadn't realized a Tok'ra could perspire
0(0.0%)
amysisson: Rolex with a mohawk.
2(2.6%)
goulo: That's a damn surreal definition of clockpunk! But then so is this.
0(0.0%)
goulo: Clockpunk is just like steampunk, but with less steam and more clock.
6(7.8%)
seanmmurphy: It isn't that we can't do what the automata won't allow, but that time is always running down for those who do.
1(1.3%)
eddvick: Clockpunk is to sf as an escapement is to 9,192,631,770 regular intervals of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the stationary state of the caesium-133 atom.
2(2.6%)
scarypudding: "Anything that can be done to a clock can be done to a human being, and we can do most anything to clocks: this is clockpunk."
1(1.3%)
pauljessup: Clockpunk is an automaton of Patti Smith.
4(5.2%)
deangc: I don't know what clockpunk is, but then I don't know what 'is' is, and it's all so pomo and deconstructivist that it doesn't matter anyway; ....
0(0.0%)
jetse: "Repent Wordsmith!", Said the Ticktockman, but it was too late...
1(1.3%)
etcet: "The sky was the color of dead hands stuck between seconds."
5(6.5%)
coolmajaka: A literary work that shows up on time but calls you wanker.
11(14.3%)
tacithydra: One is a charmingly archaic technology given new life through literature, the other an aggressive counterculture movement based on social alienation and the rejection of conformity - they fight crime!
3(3.9%)
floatingtide: Will the sprung and windable aid or hinder our dapper hero/plucky heroine in surviving the inevitable tick-tock tick-tick of the cog-slipped future?
1(1.3%)
thecrimsony: Grinding Gears, Bodacious Babes, Ticks, Tocks, and a whole lotta Zeppelin!
3(3.9%)
abennettstrong: Clockpunk is fiction featuring characters that take a licking and keep on ticking.
2(2.6%)
frankwu: Scary angry clocks with bits of metal in their faces.
1(1.3%)
woodrunner: Tick tock tick tock BOOM
2(2.6%)
astrobolism: Nearly any modern technology can be proleptically simulated with mechanisms of clockwork...allows the author to set the future in the past, while mak[ing] it easier than ever to put robots and cannibals in the same story.
3(3.9%)
snickelish: Clockpunk is a hymn to determinism, an aria to all that is mechanistic, a chant spoken to the rhythm of the clockwork processes of the universe.
8(10.4%)
deangc: Jules Verne on steroids.
2(2.6%)
deangc: The lovechild of A. Conan Doyle and William Gibson, but inflated with a lot of gas.
2(2.6%)
deangc: Clockpunk is what everybody is tocking about.
8(10.4%)
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