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The Aylesford Skull (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

January 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Aylesford Skull (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

Langdon St. Ives has moved with his family to the tranquil village of Aylesford hoping to leave his past and enemies behind him. Yet almost as soon as the family arrives, mysterious strangers are seen by the river and St. Ives learns that Aylesford is the birthplace of his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. When Narbondo […]

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Monster of the Sky.

January 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Monster of the Sky.

Is Monster of the Sky a follow-up to the most excellent novel The Court of the Air? Nope, but it is kinda steampunk, well, maybe clockpunk, anyway. It’s the kickstarter for a new fantasy with puppets movie (forget The Muppets… think The Dark Crystal), complete with princes sporting clockwork exo-wings. Here’s the blurb… …a mythical […]

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IBM supercomputer analysis says steampunk is a trend to watch.

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
IBM supercomputer analysis says steampunk is a trend to watch.

You can use supercomputers for many things, but this has to be one of the coolest – by using their supercomputer to monitor social networks and the internet, Big Blue has been tracking various social trends. And they now realise that steampunk is the ‘new new thing’ on the block. Dr. Trevor Davis of IBM […]

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The Wheel (of steampunk-y-ness).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Wheel (of steampunk-y-ness).

This whimsical, visually imaginative short steampunk movie concerns a dutiful young man, fated to maintain a large wheel that balances the entire steampunk world — and his rebellious sister who is determined to tempt that fate. It’s produced by Milwaukee-based filmmaker John Roberts. Thanks to io9.com for spotting this’un. The Wheel from John Roberts on […]

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Da Vinci’s Demons… TV does Renaissance-punk.

January 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Da Vinci’s Demons… TV does Renaissance-punk.

Here’s an interesting looking TV series from the creators of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Da Vinci’s Demons, which recasts Leonardo da Vinci in Wild Wild West mode – superhero/inventor/demon hunter. It’s certainly the first time some proper Renaissance-punk has got air-time on a major TV channel (if you discount the BBC’s CBBC kids series, Leonardo, […]

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The Immortality Engine (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation book 3) by George Mann (book review).

December 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Immortality Engine (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation book 3) by George Mann (book review).

If you hunger for more stories about the indomitable Sherlock Holmes but can’t get a regular fix, you might want try another dynamic duo. Yes, detectives ‘a deux’ will always be compared to the great Holmes and Watson but despite some obvious similarities, the pairing of Sir Maurice Newbury and Veronica Hobbes offers a slightly […]

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Jon Magnificent’s ‘Ray Gun’.

December 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jon Magnificent’s ‘Ray Gun’.

It’s Thursday… is that steampunk music Thursday? Why, yes, so here, for the Victorian Spacemen among you, is our refined listening choice, Jon Magnificent’s new song… ‘Ray Gun’.

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The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler	(book review).

London, September 1919. The story, ‘The Arcanum’, unfolds with a death. At first it seems to be a normal accident which kills Konstantin Duvall in a foggy September night, but Arthur Conan Doyle suspects early on that his old friend and mentor has been murdered. Duvall has been the leader of an occult society called […]

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Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (book review)

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (book review)

Imagine that the British Empire never faded but expanded into space taking it’s Victorian attitudes with it. Isambard Smith is a product of that environment and very comfortable with its morals and social values. Unfortunately, he’s not a happy chap, having spent a year entering data about asteroids into a computer and having six requests […]

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Rise of the Iron Moon gets postered.

November 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rise of the Iron Moon gets postered.

Author Stephen Hunt’s Rise of the Iron Moon (book three in his brilliant Jackelian fantasy series) has, we are informed, just been postered by one of his readers – Chris Lewis, best known for his work producing Live and Up Front at the Palladium. From live comedy to fine graphic design – it’s nice to […]

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