Hopefully everybody remembers Trollpunk – it’s much better than Elfpunk!
At least here in Finland the Trollpunk-phenomenan started in the mid 1990′s. The most famous Trollpunk-book (there are also a few comics) in Finland is Johanna Sinisaloâ€™s Tiptree award winning Ennen pÃ¤ivÃ¤nlaskua ei voi (Not Before Sundown in the UK & Troll: A Love Story in the USA) that’s been translated to over 10 languages. There’s even been some university studies about Trollpunk.
I think there’s something to be said for the idea of “Orcpunk” or something similar. Those poor souls have often been identified in (post)modern fantasy as one misunderstood ethnic group or another. The idea of race and racial borders has always been central to fantasy, which is odd considering the recognition of the constructed nature of race that occurred in the 20th century. I’d love to read some work that explodes those constructions and really examines the borders we create in our fantasy.