Autumn Bradley
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Announcing the launch of Parts: A Steampunk Tale of Love and Mechanomorphosis

Started Jun 2, 2011 0 Replies

Parts is a steampunk story told in journal format about Professor Edwin Montgomery Grey as he transforms his body part by part into a…Continue

Tags: parts, transhuman, mechanomorphosis, tumblr, short

Lewis Mulligan and the Steam Powered Internet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Xeno Gilder Mar 18, 2012. 1 Reply

Over at my blog, I broke down how I developed the world of Lewis Mulligan. It's a steampunk story about a boy who becomes a navigator on a ship that is carrying a device known as the Pandemonium…Continue

Tags: internet, worldbuilding, steampunk, mulligan, lewis

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Dean Apr 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Recently I visited Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Anyone who has interest in steampunk should really pay a visit sometime. They have a lot of modern exhibits, but they also have a…Continue

Tags: Trains, Airplanes, Tesla, Coils, Industry

 

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Ray Dean replied to Autumn Bradley's discussion Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
"I visited the museum years ago... I'd love to go back!"
Apr 20, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Autumn Bradley's discussion Lewis Mulligan and the Steam Powered Internet
"Steam powered computers are definitely the most incomprehensible thing to have in a Steampunk story. I mean 5000 pound airships is one thing. Interesting though."
Mar 18, 2012
Autumn Bradley replied to Sophie Playle's discussion Body Horror and the Fusion of Man & Machine
"Thanks! :)"
Jun 3, 2011
Sophie Playle and Autumn Bradley are now friends
Jun 3, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Lia Keyes's discussion Phillip Reeve Calls for Greater Scientific Plausibility in Steampunk Fiction!
"I broke the rules with semi-sentient clockworks in my own writing. That's a function of data storage requirements. The physical space occupied by all the alphanumeric placeholders makes a sentient clockwork machine take up space something on…"
Jun 2, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Lia Keyes's discussion Phillip Reeve Calls for Greater Scientific Plausibility in Steampunk Fiction!
"And before long someone will call for more fanciful exploration of the impossible. :P   But in all seriousness, self-consistency is more important than adherence to real physics. If you set up a world where the luminiferous ether is real,…"
Jun 2, 2011
Autumn Bradley posted a discussion

Announcing the launch of Parts: A Steampunk Tale of Love and Mechanomorphosis

Parts is a steampunk story told in journal format about Professor Edwin Montgomery Grey as he transforms his body part by part into a mechanical android, and how his "mechanomorphosis" strains his relationship with those close to him and with society. It's heavy on tone and transhuman themes.See More
Jun 2, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Sophie Playle's discussion Body Horror and the Fusion of Man & Machine
"Can't forget the Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. I'd put Kafka's The Metamorphosis in this category (as well as adding that it is possibly the most autobiographical story ever written) though it is not in that…"
Jun 2, 2011
Autumn Bradley and Adrienne Kress are now friends
Jun 2, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"I have a new project in the works: http://mechanomorphosis.tumblr.com It's a steampunk "research log" of a scientist who is transforming himself into a clockwork android part by part, and how it strains his relationships with others."
Jun 2, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT'S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU'VE FOUND WITH WRITING STEAMPUNK?
"For me, it is balancing tone and readability. I am targeting YA, and I have a great deal of faith in their ability to understand, but I have a tendency to use SAT words in my writing, especially when I am going for a semi-authentic Victorian era…"
Mar 5, 2011
Autumn Bradley posted a discussion

Lewis Mulligan and the Steam Powered Internet

Over at my blog, I broke down how I developed the world of Lewis Mulligan. It's a steampunk story about a boy who becomes a navigator on a ship that is carrying a device known as the Pandemonium Engine (think Difference Engine +2 ). Steampunk Worldbuilding - Or, how I built a steam powered Internet Mainly, I describe how small, incremental additions to the world can add up to plausible…See More
Mar 5, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Ettrick's discussion Automata - Self-aware?
"Well, any discussion of machine awareness must also include some discussion of machine learning. What degree of self-awareness is necessary? I can open up my computer's device manager and I am immediately informed that my computer is aware of…"
Mar 5, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"Lewis Mulligan and the Pandemonium Engine   YA Steampunk adventure set in and alternate history Earth where Babbage's engines were finished, and Tesla's dreams of a world electrical network came true, sparking an early information age."
Feb 25, 2011
Autumn Bradley replied to Jim Placzkiewicz's discussion Plotting...So how's it done anyway?
"My work has been different each time. It also depends on the intended length of the work. I typically have a beginning and an end in mind, as well as a handful of scenes or moments I want to work in along the way, and then I set up a plot that lets…"
Feb 24, 2011
Autumn Bradley posted a discussion

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Recently I visited Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Anyone who has interest in steampunk should really pay a visit sometime. They have a lot of modern exhibits, but they also have a significant collection of artifacts from the early electrical era on display. They also have the first stainless steel passenger rail car, the Pioneer Zephyr on display. Lots of early aviation stuff as well. …See More
Feb 22, 2011

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Introduce yourself!
Author of Lewis Mulligan and the Pandemonium Engine
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At 2:15pm on February 21, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Welcome to the Guild, Cole!
At 2:18pm on February 21, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Love the theme and background pic of your blog, by the way!
At 4:47am on February 24, 2011, Misa Buckley said…
Welcome to SWAG!

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