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Automata: Dieselpunk gets real (trailer).

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Automata: Dieselpunk gets real (trailer).

Set in an alternate Prohibition-era America, Automata is a science-fiction Dieselpunk noir series based on characters from the Penny Arcade web-comic of the same name. In this fictional Dieselpunk 1930s, it is not liquor that is outlawed but instead the continued production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. They live among us as an underclass […]

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The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (book review).

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (book review).

It’s airships and rifles in a kind of Napoleonic-era war in the steampunkish debut novel ‘The Guns Above’ by Robyn Bennis. Other than the steam engines mounted on the airships and the mention of trains, there’s little of the traditional Victorian steampunk ethos in this book. But there’s plenty of adventure, grittiness and sarcastic comments […]

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Captain Nemo’s Nautilus restaurant. Eat the steampunk!

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Captain Nemo’s Nautilus restaurant. Eat the steampunk!

If you’re heading to Germany for your holidays and you’re a steampunk fan, then you could do worse than stay at the U-Boat Hotel and dine at their Captain Nemo-themed Nautilus restaurant. Not sure why this bad boy opened in Germany rather than say, Paris – Jules Verne certainly won’t be happy. Mon Dieu! But if you […]

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The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

Here’s the movie trailer for horror Victorian flick, The Limehouse Golem. A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task […]

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BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

Peter Harness of Doctor Who-fame is making the first British television adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The War Of The Worlds for a big-time screening on BBC One next year. It’s to be based on the original Victorian story – no present-day updatings, thank the gods. Horsell Common in Surrey is […]

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Everfair by Nisi Shawl (book review).

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Everfair by Nisi Shawl (book review).

Nisi Shawl’s debut novel, ‘Everfair’. is a fantastically intricate portrayal of the birth of a free state in the heart of Africa and its fight for survival against the brutal regime of Belgian King Leopold. The classic steampunk tropes of Victorian Britain are transported to the burgeoning state of Everfair and the neighbouring Congo and […]

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Steampunk & Cosplay: Fashion Design & Illustration by Samantha R. Crossland (book review)

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Steampunk & Cosplay: Fashion Design & Illustration by Samantha R. Crossland   (book review)

When I selected Samantha R. Crossland’s book ‘Steampunk & Cosplay: Fashion Design & Illustration’, sub-titled ‘Fashion Design & Illustration: More Than 50 Ideas For Learning To Design Your Own Neo-Victorian Costume And Accessories’, it was for its primary use. Namely, if you want to dress in Steampunk attire and make your own clothes, this is […]

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Jacaranda by Cherie Priest (book review).

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jacaranda by Cherie Priest (book review).

I’ve been a fan of Cherie Priest’s ‘Clockwork Century’ books since I was first captivated by ‘Boneshaker’. Although ‘Fiddlehead’ was announced to be the last ‘Clockwork Century’ novel, we’ve been given the bonus of a novella in the form of ‘Jacaranda’ to assuage the withdrawal symptoms. Like all of the other books, there is a […]

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How To Draw Steampunk by Bob Berry, Joey Marsocci & Allison Deblasio (book review).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Steampunk by Bob Berry, Joey Marsocci & Allison Deblasio (book review).

If you’re of a particular age, you will remember those massive but thin A3-sized Walter Foster published artbooks. Like me, you probably still own them as they are a handy read through and at a size that is probably at a similar scale to what you might draw or paint. The current batch of Walter […]

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Prudence: Book One of The Custard Protocol by Gail Carriger (book review).

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Prudence: Book One of The Custard Protocol by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Prudence’ is book one in the new ‘Custard Protocol’ series by Gail Carriger, which focuses on Prudence Alessandra Macon Akeldama (Alexia Tarabotti’s metanatural daughter from ‘The Parasol Protectorate’). In this book, we follow Rue (Prudence), her best friend Primrose Tunstall, Percy Tunstall (Primrose’s twin brother) and Quesnal Lefoux as they are sent to India in […]

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