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Hypatia / short extract on figment.com

Started Apr 19, 2011 0 Replies

If anyone is interested, I've posted on Figment.com a very short piece from a story that I'm working on. It's effectively a character sketch of some of the characters, mostly Hypatia herself:…Continue

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"I agree with May. Consider the poet Charles Olson's Projectivist idea of the page being the field, the container of the flow of energy from the subject to the author, and then to the reader ... it is in reality, and not just symbolically,…"
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D. L. Major replied to Lia Keyes's discussion FAVORITE STEAMPUNK BOOKS?
"I'm reading Dreadnought, by Cherie Priest. After the disappointment of Boneshaker, I was reluctant to commit to another of her books, but so far, it's very good. Actually, it feels like it's by a different author. It has none of the…"
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D. L. Major replied to Lia Keyes's discussion DEFINING ELEMENTS OF A STEAMPUNK NOVEL?
"Not the only defining characteristic, but here's one that gives a steampunk novel some extra heft in my eyes... There needs to be some consideration of a dislocation or tension between humans and their environment, and this dislocation must be…"
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"I think it will last. Better than that, it will grow, in depth as well as in general popularity. This will happen because unlike many fashions and memes, steampunk is a combination of a visual aesthetic and a constructive philosophical framework.…"
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D. L. Major replied to Lia Keyes's discussion HISTORICAL ACCURACY IN STEAMPUNK?
"The Thames is a river in the former territory of Russia, and has been known as such since the area around the city of Wellington, on the coast of the Eastern Baltic, was settled by refugees fleeing the Apache-led invasion of England. Unusually, the…"
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""Beyond that I'm fascinated by all things Steampunk, like someone who's just been diagnosed with a mental disorder and discovers all her oddities are finally understood, if not entirely justified." -- I can so relate to that!…"
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Born 1957, in Wanganui, New Zealand. After graduating with a B.A. in Regional Planning from Massey University in Palmerston North. Spent several years touring New Zealand in bands. Emigrated to Australia in 1990, and in 1994 received a B.A. in Fine Art (Painting) from Prahran College in Melbourne. More recently, gained a Diploma in Professional Writing from BRIT in Bendigo, Victoria. Is the author of "The Day of the Nefilim", an SF novel, and "The Secret Weapon", a collection of short stories and poetry created during 2011. Has three daughters; Isobel, Sian, and Carys.
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Air for Fire - short story for Kindle

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

I've published my short story "Air for Fire" as a Kindle title here. It's about 4,500 words, and is a steampunk take on the life and death of Hypatia, an historical figure with whom every steampunker should be well familiar... I've posted an excerpt on my blog…


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At 10:41pm on November 9, 2010, Lia Keyes said…
Welcome to the Guild, David! I'm delighted you've joined us and I have big plans for this site. It's very early days, though, so bear with me while we put a little life into it with member growth first. Feel free to add discussions, groups, make friends, etc. And The Emporium (group) is the place to shout about your blog/books, etc. I'm toodling off to play on your site, now. :)

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