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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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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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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

Looking for a Few Good Blogs...

Does anyone run/know of a blog that would be willing to host something in our blog tour/hop leading up to the release of Shanghai Steam?Pro…

Started by Ray Dean

2 Sep 26, 2012
Reply by Ray Dean

Stylish S-Punk Video

This is from the late 80's or early 90's.  Electro-pop with steampunk imagery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f680RCgnzbk&feature=rela

Started by Ettrick

0 Jul 20, 2012

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Swingjugend on my mind, a WWII subculture that effects my contemporary music listening.  From Swingjugend, I can go to punk, disco, and metal.Looking forward to adding more steam to my collection.http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/politics-and-propaganda/third-reich/swing-kids-behind-barbed-wire/See More
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"Brilliant!  Those 2 Egyptian SP books, made my reading list. Perhaps you would consider, "The Purple Rose of Cairo", Woody Allen, as steamworthy.  It has a magic of it's own, and is partially set in an Egyptian…"
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Swingjugend

I thought the Swingjugend of WWII would make a fine addition to Steampunk.The Swingjugend rejected the Nazi state, above all because of its ideology and uniformity, its militarism, the 'Führer principle' and the leveling Volksgemeinschaft (people’s community).  http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/politics-and-propaganda/third-reich/swing-kids-behind-barbed-wire/See More
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Stewart J Breier replied to Sophie Playle's discussion Body Horror and the Fusion of Man & Machine
"I see postings not necessarily from the age of steam.  In that case, I recommend the sourcebooks for the RPGs Shadowrun and Cyberpunk.  They both involve cyber, though they are set in an SF more 80s-esque, and not steam, though it could be…"
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