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Penny Dreadful: The Complete First Season (DVD review).

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Penny Dreadful: The Complete First Season (DVD review).

From the start of this ‘Penny Dreadful’ series one, it’s obvious that something dark is going on. Late night, a mother in Victorian London has left her daughter to go to the toilet, only to be sucked out of the window. Things have moved on a pace and Sir Malcolm Murray (actor Timothy Dalton) and […]

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Voyage Of The Basilisk (Memoirs Of Lady Trent book 3) by Marie Brennan (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Voyage Of The Basilisk (Memoirs Of Lady Trent book 3) by Marie Brennan (book review).

Isabella is once again heading out on an expedition, this time travelling with her son, Jacob, his governess, Abby, and Tom Wilker, her co-worker from previous voyages. This instalment of her memoirs follows the group’s trip on the Basilisk as they sail around the world in search of more dragons to study. Fire serpents, sea […]

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Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin (book review).

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin (book review).

‘Irregularity’ is the latest anthology from Jurassic London, a not-for-profit publishing house that splits sales proceeds between authors and charity partners. In this case, the partner is the National Maritime Museum in London and it was published to coincide with two Greenwich exhibitions exploring the quest to measure longitude and a show featuring steampunk at […]

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A Study In Silks (The Baskerville Affair book 1) by Emma Jane Holloway (book review).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Study In Silks (The Baskerville Affair book 1) by Emma Jane Holloway (book review).

‘A Study In Silks’ kicks off ‘The Baskerville Affair’ trilogy. As you may surmise Sherlock Holmes does play a role in it; yet this novel is definitely not canon nor does it endeavor to be. The setting is an alternate Victorian London. A council of steam barons has divided the city among themselves and, by […]

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Curtsies & Conspiracies (The Finishing School book 2) by Gail Carriger (book review).

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Curtsies & Conspiracies (The Finishing School book 2) by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Curtsies & Conspiracies’ is book two in ‘The Finishing School’ series by Gail Carriger, who has also written ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ series set in the same world. Book three in this series is ‘Waistcoats & Weaponary’ and book four is provisionally titled ‘Manners & Mutiny’. Carriger is also starting to write another series called ‘The […]

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The Last Seal by Richard Denning (book review).

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Seal by Richard Denning (book review).

There are two kinds of people who go along the self-publishing route. There are those who are disgruntled with the publishers who obviously cannot see the genius of their work and want to prove them wrong by being a best seller by doing it themselves. Then there are the realistic. This group includes those who […]

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A Rigged World (trailer) – Belgium does steampunk.

January 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Rigged World (trailer) – Belgium does steampunk.

There’s a new animated movie coming soon called ‘A Rigged World’ – think Stephen Hunt’s The Court of the Air meets Herge’s Tintin. The makers of the great film Persepolis, Je Suis Bien Content, are producing this steampunk puppy with the help of STUDIOCANAL. Scientists are being kidnapped at the end of the 19th century to deny Earth […]

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Jani And The Greater Game by Eric Brown (book review).

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jani And The Greater Game by Eric Brown (book review).

Eric Brown is a prolific British novelist, most of whose books fall firmly within the category of Science Fiction. He does, however, write in genres other than SF, having recently had a couple of crime novels published. It was, nonetheless, still a surprise to find out that his latest book, ‘Jani And The Greater Game’, […]

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Steam Garden 8, the Tokyo Steampunk Festival.

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Steam Garden 8, the Tokyo Steampunk Festival.

February 7th 2015 sees Steam Garden 8, the Tokyo Steampunk Festival, arrive at Tokyo’s Laforet Museum Harajuku. You want to see how they do steampunk down Japan-way? Sure you do. Apparently, in Tokyo, a very popular steampunk fashion is the historical “wa-yo-setyuu” style of mixing kimono with western accessories such as hats and boots. You can get see more […]

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Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles book 1) by Jeannie Lin (book review).

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles book 1) by Jeannie Lin (book review).

During the first Opium War, China suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the British Royal Navy. The treaty that followed led to rebellion uprising against an already unpopular regime. In her novel ‘Gunpowder Alchemy’, Jeannie Lin reimagines this period of 1842, introducing steampunk elements. She hasn’t altered history (just yet). The Qing Navy […]

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