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BioShock Infinite… BIOSHOCKING.

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
BioShock Infinite… BIOSHOCKING.

The BioShock Infinite game experience is nearly upon us, so what better way to celebrate than show the trailer for the shoot-em-up?

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Steampunk Specs edited by Allan Kaster (CD review).

March 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Steampunk Specs edited by Allan Kaster (CD review).

The latest CD release from Audio Text and editor Allan Kaster has chosen a scintillating collection of stories with a Steampunk theme and if you’re not sure what this genre entails, look no further than the man behind the SFCrowsnest website, Stephen Hunt, who has written extensively on the subject. What would have happened if […]

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Bioshock Infinite… wiki wiki wild wild FPS.

March 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bioshock Infinite… wiki wiki wild wild FPS.

Bioshock Infinite jumps into the mildly steampunk(ish) gaming space recently occupied by Dishonored, gives the first person shooter genre a shake, and comes out with clockwork decapitation machine and pistol shooting.

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Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl heading to the UK.

March 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl heading to the UK.

Emma Barnes, Managing Director at Snowbooks, has acquired UK rights in the first steampunk novel by David Barnett, Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl, from the rights department at Tor Books in New York. David Barnett is an author and journalist. He was born in Wigan in 1970 and has worked in regional newspapers since […]

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Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel?

March 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel?

Little did Stephen Hunt know when his first novel The Court of the Air was the subject of a bidding war in 2005 and went on to sell 100k copies, that his sales would lead to the rehabilitation of the steampunk genre from a small literary backwater into a gushing goldrush being mined by the […]

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Homunculus (A Tale of Langdon St. Ives) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Homunculus (A Tale of Langdon St. Ives) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

A mighty airship has been sighted over London, descending towards Earth after fifteen years in the air. On the ground, shady dealings and nefarious plots intertwine as Langdon St. Ives and his associates try to piece together strange happenings. The dead are walking, rumours of a homunculus are spreading and everyone from the mad preacher […]

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Airlords of Airia.

February 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Airlords of Airia.

In a far-future Earth after a number of natural disasters has erased humanity and reset the clock on society… okay, I could be talking about Stephen Hunt’s popular Jackelian series of fantasy novels. But instead I’m talking about Airlords of Airia, a German fan-made film that’s now got the funding together to make more than […]

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Professor Elemental… I’m British.

February 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Professor Elemental… I’m British.

I hate to be a bounder, but I’m British! So allow me to apologise to you in advance for bringing you this new music video from Professor Elemental… I’m British. And to my friends and colleagues in the colonies, allow me to apologise for spelling apologise correctly, rather than writing apologize. Sorry about that. And […]

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The Affair Of The Chalk Cliffs (A Langdon St. Ives Adventure) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Affair Of The Chalk Cliffs (A Langdon St. Ives Adventure) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

James P. Blaylock is widely credited with being one of the progenitors of modern literary steampunk. As a sub-genre of Science Fiction, steampunk has deeper roots than Blaylock’s writing taking, as it does, cues from Victorian era writers such as Verne and Wells. However, they are different. The proto-Science Fiction of Verne and Wells was, […]

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Retromancer by Robert Rankin (book review)

February 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Retromancer by Robert Rankin (book review)

(pub: Gollancz. 366 page enlarged paperback. Price: £12.99. ISBN: 978-0-575-08497-1 pub: Gollancz. 341 page hardback. Price: £14.99. ISBN: 978-0-575-07872-7) check out websites: www.orionbooks.co.uk and www.thegoldenspout.com The world has changed. I’m not talking about flying cars and meals in a pill though, in the new reality of ‘Retromancer’, Germany won the Second World War and Great […]

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