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Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (book review).

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (book review).

‘The Whispering Skull’ is the second novel in Jonathan Stroud’s ‘Lockwood & Co.’ series. The plot is situated in an indistinct time (some hints in the books seem to indicate an alternate present, but the overall feeling of the period is still quite Victorian) in England – London, to be exact. For more than fifty […]

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Sky Pirates (The Chronicles Of Light And Shadow book three) by Liesel Schwarz (book review).

December 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sky Pirates (The Chronicles Of Light And Shadow book three) by Liesel Schwarz (book review).

‘Sky Pirates’, the third book of ‘The Chronicles Of Light And Shadow’, chronicles the further adventures of Elle Chance. She lives in a world in which, centuries ago, the spheres of Light and Shadow were one and the creatures from both sides, Nightwalkers, faeries and humans lived in harmony but the Romans chose science and […]

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Lego’s Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi).

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lego’s Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi).

Lego have their own version of Kickstarter to help bring new kits to life – and one new suggestion is for a steampunkish Victorian Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi), complete with Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage minifigs, and this has been gaining lots of support (we were going to say a full head of […]

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Sherlock, surely? (the great game of show interviews is afoot).

December 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sherlock, surely? (the great game of show interviews is afoot).

Sherlock is going back to its Victorian roots for the new upcoming Xmas 2015 special, so what better way to celebrate than a load of cast and creator interviews with Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch (who?). MARK GATISS So, Mark, you old todger, when did you first get the genius idea […]

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Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy gets the full BBC treatment.

November 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy gets the full BBC treatment.

BBC One is going ahead with a new TV drama series based on Philip Pullman’s steampunk fantasy trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials. Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, told SFcrowsnest, “It is an honour to be bringing Philip Pullman’s extraordinary steampunk novels to BBC One. His Dark Materials is a stunning trilogy, and a […]

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A Clockwork Heart (The Chronicles Of Light And Shadow book two) by Liesel Schwarz (book review).

October 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Clockwork Heart (The Chronicles Of Light And Shadow book two) by Liesel Schwarz (book review).

‘A Clockwork Heart’ is the second book in ‘The Chronicles Of Light And Shadow’ with the further adventures of Elle Chance. She lives in a world in which, centuries ago, the spheres of Light and Shadow were one and the creatures from both sides, Nightwalkers, faeries and humans lived in harmony but the Romans chose […]

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The Mammoth Book Of Steampunk Adventures edited by Sean Wallace (book review).

October 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Mammoth Book Of Steampunk Adventures edited by Sean Wallace (book review).

This is my second large dollop of steampunk in recent weeks, having polished off ‘The Mammoth Book Of Steampunk’ in short order. I’m optimistic about this volume, simply due to the addition of the word ‘Adventures’. I like steampunk but I find many of the stories in anthologies I’ve read are more fantasy or romance […]

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Sherlock and The Abominable Bride (big new trailer).

October 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sherlock and The Abominable Bride (big new trailer).

The one-off Christmas special for Sherlock goes all Victorian on us. Looks spooky and dare I say it . . . gothic. Brrrrrrrr. It actually airs on New Year’s Day 2016. Something to sit in for after the hangover of the celebrations, then.

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Sherlock Christmas Special – new trailer.

October 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Christmas Special – new trailer.

Here’s the new trailer for the Sherlock Christmas Special, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman thrown back in time for some Victorian flavour deduction. Looking good, Mr Holmes.

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The Mammoth Book Of Steam Punk edited by Sean Wallace (book review)

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Mammoth Book Of Steam Punk edited by Sean Wallace   (book review)

It’s been a while since I had any steampunk to read, so the chunky 500-page ‘Mammoth Book Of Steampunk’ was, I decided, an excellent opportunity to catch up with a wide selection of authors and stories. The volume contains 30 stories, including a handful original to the collection, gathered together by regular Mammoth editor Sean […]

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