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Phillip Reeve Calls for Greater Scientific Plausibility in Steampunk Fiction!

In a new interview, Phillip Reeve (author of the Mortal Engines quartet, and the Larklight series) made this statement in relation to his w…

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Why I Write

         I am asked fairly frequently, given all the writers' sites that I hang out on, what makes me do it.  Non-writers may genuinely wan…

Started by Jack Tyler

0 Aug 14

Phillip Reeve Calls for Greater Scientific Plausibility in Steampunk Fiction!

In a new interview, Phillip Reeve (author of the Mortal Engines quartet, and the Larklight series) made this statement in relation to his w…

Started by Lia Keyes

79 Aug 11
Reply by Lia Keyes

Sex in Steampunk

Rather catchy title, but I'm curious as to what everyone thinks. I have a series floating around in my head, and I'm seriously thinking of…

Started by Darke Conteur

46 Jul 20
Reply by Elizabeth Schechter

Christmas/Yuletide in Steampunk

As it is that festive time of the year, I was wondering how everyone addresses Christmas/Yuletide in their stories and lives as it was so b…

Started by M. Morria Nickles

4 Dec 10, 2013
Reply by M. Morria Nickles

Expanding Steampunk into a new category.

Recently I was asked to submit a short story to a Steampunk anthology, and after several flurries of emails, the woman putting it together…

Started by Darke Conteur

7 Oct 31, 2013
Reply by Jon Hartless

Maximize the Value

Good morning, all ~      A thought occurred to me during the night, and I want to share it, not because I want a critique or review, but th…

Started by Jack Tyler

3 Oct 28, 2013
Reply by Solitary Traveler

Authors and Artists Invited to Guest Blog at SteamU; The Steampunk University

Dear Authors and Artists, I would like to invite my fellow SWAG Authors and Artists to join me in a new venture on my blog: SteamU; The Ste…

Started by Melanie Karsak

0 Jul 3, 2013

Airship versus sail ship combat - how would it work?

Hey all.  I'm working on a steampunk novel and have come to this question, how exactly would a Georgian era naval battle work if one side w…

Started by Michael Grey

3 Apr 24, 2013
Reply by Raymond Witte

Goggles

I like the goggles thing. I have a pair. But why, in so many things,  does almost every single character have to wear goggles? I mean, why?…

Started by dave bartram

8 Apr 2, 2013
Reply by dave bartram

Steampunk Convention looking for authors

Hi everyone! I'm Craig, author of Gothic Steampunk novel Greaveburn. I have been given the huge honour of being dubbed as "Man of Words" fo…

Started by Craig Hallam

0 Feb 22, 2013

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Jack Tyler commented on Aidana WillowRaven's blog post 'Terra Rising: By Right of Arms' ~ cover art & design
"Most of the 'punks can be dystopian.  The prefix to -punk defines the technology that powers the society.  Steampunk has coal-fired engines that depend on steam pressure at some point in the process.  Dieselpunk, as it says,…"
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