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The Doctor And The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Mike Resnick (book review)

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Doctor And The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Mike Resnick   (book review)

Two things you can be sure of when you embark on reading ‘A Weird West’ novel from Mike Resnick, you will be highly entertained and the unexpected will happen. In the alternative realities that are generally known as Steampunk, the vision is of a Victorian style world where steam power has been linked with all […]

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Steampunk prosthesis for steampunk tattooing!

June 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Steampunk prosthesis for steampunk tattooing!

You have to give it to tattoo artist J.C. Sheitan Tenet – he’s not just content with giving clients steampunk tattoos, he also got his friend J.L. Gonzal to create a steampunk prosthesis for him to use, when dishing out that steampunk ink. Nice work, people.

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Alt. Sherlock Holmes: New Visions Of The Great Detective by Gini Kock, Glen Mehn and Jamie Wyman (book review).

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alt. Sherlock Holmes: New Visions Of The Great Detective by Gini Kock, Glen Mehn and Jamie Wyman (book review).

‘Alt. Sherlock: New Visions Of The Great Detective’ offers up three authors have obviously spent not a little time immersed in the muse of Sherlock. For a fictional dude he/she sure does get around. Each author prefaces their longer work or works with a short story and these have all appeared in ‘Two Hundred And […]

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The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow (book review).

April 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow (book review).

‘The Ripper Affair’ by Lilith Saintcrow is the third visit to Londinium, the London of an alternate Victorian Age where steam technology and magic co-exist. We start directly in medias res with Clare testifying in court in a case concerning a member of an Eirean brotherhood (this world’s version of Irish terrorists). Clare’s friend and […]

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The Clockwork Sky Volume 2 by Madeleine Rosca (book review).

April 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Clockwork Sky Volume 2 by Madeleine Rosca (book review).

‘The Clockwork Sky’ has Australian author and artist Madeleine Rosca mixing the traditional Manga conventions with the fundamentals of steampunk style, producing something that’s definitely fun and easy to read. There’s no great depth to what’s here and certainly none of the darkness and edginess that characterises a lot of what comes out of the […]

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Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea by Adam Roberts (book review).

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea by Adam Roberts (book review).

Anyone who has read Adam Roberts’ books will know not to expect a straightforward Science Fiction story. He likes to take classic SF works, such as Jonathan Swift and, in this case, Jules Verne, whom he previously referenced in 2007 in ‘Splinter’, and reinvent them in unexpected ways. He is professor of 19th century Literature […]

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Hollywood Presents Jules Verne by Brian Taves (book review).

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Hollywood Presents Jules Verne by Brian Taves (book review).

Looking back from our present day, it should come as no surprise that Jules Verne’s stories were seen as a good choice when film-making first started at the turn of the last century, although plays of some of them were already in theatres. Oddly, it wasn’t any of his SF books but his novels, ‘Michael […]

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Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore (book review).

March 10, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore (book review).

The fourteen stories in this collection ‘Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets’ offer another viewpoint on Sherlock Holmes, a character that continues to intrigue and entertain us for over 100 years. There are plenty of collections to choose from and, often in the UK, the short story is not the preferred choice over the novel […]

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The Gears Of Madness by Iain Grant (book review).

February 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Gears Of Madness by Iain Grant (book review).

Steampunk is a strange phenomenon. It is a combination of nostalgia and alternative science. Most of it hinges on the idea that mechanisms that were steam-powered were not superseded by the advent of electricity and the miniaturisation that has come with micro-processors. While some exponents of the sub-genre want to take science back to the […]

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Crossed +100 Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade (graphic novel review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crossed +100 Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade (graphic novel review).

The adverts say that no prior knowledge of the ‘Crossed’ series by Garth Ennis is needed to enjoy this book which is just as well because I don’t have any. This volume collects the first six issues of the comicbook ‘Crossed + 100’ which completes the first part of the story arc. After a six […]

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