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The Tropic Of Serpents: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review).

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Tropic Of Serpents: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review).

Nearly three years after her husband was killed in an expedition to Vystrana, Mrs Isabella Camherst is preparing for another trip, this time to the far-flung continent of Eriga. Needless to say, her mother and the rest of polite Scirland society disapprove, particularly as she plans to leave her young son behind while she gallivants […]

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Want to build a real airship? NASA wants to hear from you!

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Want to build a real airship? NASA wants to hear from you!

Airships aren’t just steampunk vehicles from a Stephen Hunt novel, or blimps that hover above sporting events advertising all-weather tyres. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are floating the idea that airships have potential for important scientific and commercial uses. NASA is considering issuing a challenge for developing stratospheric airships that can break […]

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Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (book review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (book review).

David Barnett’s novel, ‘Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl’ is a Victorian melodrama, a horror story and a tale of revenge which contains creatures from the deep, vampires, grave-robbers and buried treasure. Although a small book in appearance, the pages contain a wealth of detail that has been difficult to condense without losing much of […]

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Tales Of The Great Detectives: Sherlock Holmes In The City Of The Saved edited by Philip Purser-Hallard (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tales Of The Great Detectives: Sherlock Holmes In The City Of The Saved edited by Philip Purser-Hallard (book review).

For all the mysteries in the world, one Sherlock Holmes isn’t enough, so why not make as many as possible? In the world of the City of the Saved, the fictional detective is so loved that his every form whether from print, film, television or even cartoon has been faithfully recreated. The City of the […]

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Dead Man’s Hand edited by John Joseph Adams

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dead Man’s Hand edited by John Joseph Adams

This is billed as an anthology of the ‘Weird West’. Westerns themselves have been out of favour for a very long time in the publishing world except as films. To have a western on the bookshelves is to up the ante and reach for literary realms rather than the traditional pulp fiction. Even the ‘Space […]

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Roundtable Rival . . . it’s time for a steampunk hoedown throwdown.

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Roundtable Rival . . . it’s time for a steampunk hoedown throwdown.

Yee-haa, because musician Lindsey Stirling is revisiting the Wiki-wiki-wild-wild-West in this music video featuring the mother of all steampunk hoedown throwdowns. Take that, Professor Elemental!

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Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box by George Mann (book review).

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box by George Mann (book review).

I felt a little glow of warmth as I listened to the voice of Dr. John Watson in my head. That’s how the opening paragraphs of ‘The Spirit Box’ made me feel. I lay no claim to being an expert on the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ genre, I just know what I like and George Mann’s latest […]

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Jack Cloudie (The Jackelian series book 5) by Stephen Hunt (book review).

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jack Cloudie (The Jackelian series book 5) by Stephen Hunt (book review).

It’s a great honour to fight for your country, especially to be a Jack Cloudie, a sailor in the heavens in the amazing floating warships that defend the said country of Jackals from attack but also go on the offensive. ‘Jack Cloudie is book number 5 in Stephen Hunt’s ‘The Jackelian series’ and sends us […]

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The Falling Machine (The Society Of Steam book One) by Andrew P. Mayer (book review).

May 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Falling Machine (The Society Of Steam book One) by Andrew P. Mayer (book review).

A steampunk super-hero secret society. What’s not to like about that? The Paragons are such a group. Sarah Stanton is the only child of The Industrialist, the source of much of the Paragon’s technology. As befits a 19th century young woman, her place in the Paragon society is passive one. However, her nature is to […]

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Victorian Batman = Iron Bat.

April 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Victorian Batman = Iron Bat.

Are you a Victorian criminal, maybe some kind of steampunk genius? Then you must . . . fear the Iron Bat! Ashley Rogers interviews The Iron Bat about his steampunk Batman cosplay at Anime Boston 2014. Interview conducted by Ashley Rogers.

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