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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 Blimprider

2 Sep 14
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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…

Started by Lia Keyes

79 Aug 11
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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
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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
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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 Blimprider

3 Oct 28, 2013
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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
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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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