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Storm Clouds Gathering

Posted by Jack Tyler on July 21, 2014 at 11:27am 2 Comments

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Interview with author Lev AC Rosen

Started by Kevin Steil in INTERVIEWS. Last reply by Kevin Steil Jul 10. 1 Reply

Airship Ambassador interview with Lev AC Rosen,author of All Men of Geniushttp://airshipambassador.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/rosen1/Continue

Interview with Dennis Consorte, Scrapyard Empire, part 3 and 4

Started by Kevin Steil in INTERVIEWS Jul 5. 0 Replies

Airship Ambassador interview with Dennis Consorte, game designer,…Continue

Interview with Dennis Consorte, Scrapyard Empire, part 2

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Wolsung - Steampunk tabletop game

Started by Michael Grey in ENTERTAINMENT Jun 30. 0 Replies

Some of you guys might find this interesting.  Micro Art Studios procedude a tabletop wargame in a steampunk world called Wolsung.  I play a fair amount of games, and this is one of the more fun, easier to understand rulesets, and the models are…Continue

Interview with Dennis Consorte, Scrapyard Empire

Started by Kevin Steil in INTERVIEWS Jun 29. 0 Replies

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Interview with Jay Noel, Dragonfly Warrior

Started by Kevin Steil in INTERVIEWS Jun 22. 0 Replies

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Hello and Greetings

Started by Loreli Green in MEET AND GREET. Last reply by Renee Sebastian Jun 27. 1 Reply

Hello, I'm Loreli. I am new to the concept of steampunk writing though I have spent a long time following the genre. I started writing fantasy when I was younger but only recently started writing steampunk.My friends and I started with just having…Continue

Dragons & Dirigibles

Started by Heather McCorkle in LITERATURE Jun 17. 0 Replies

This book started out strong and very interesting. It's an alternate…Continue

Wicked As They Come

Started by Heather McCorkle in LITERATURE Jun 9. 0 Replies

I just finished this novel, and as the cover suggests, it has a strong romance theme, but the steampunk elements in it were enough to keep me entertained and reading. Filled with clockwork critters, Victorian wear and attitudes, as well as a great…Continue

Free steampunk novel giveaway

Started by S.C. Barrus in LITERATURE Jun 5. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm really excited about this. I'm giving away free, no obligation copies of my steampunk novel Discovering Aberration. Why am I so excited about giving away copies for free? A few reasons but one being: the more I give away, the more…Continue

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     The e-mail read:Today we are excited to introduce Kindle Unlimited--a new subscription service for readers in the U.S. and a new revenue opportunity for authors enrolled in KDP Select.  With Kindle Unlimited, customers will be able to read as many book as they want from a library of over 600,000 titles.  KDP authors and publishers who enroll their books with U.S. rights in KDP Select are automatically enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.  Inclusion in Kindle Unlimited can help drive discovery of…See More
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