"Here's an update. The cover art is almost ready, then I'll start on the editing. We're still on schedule to launch at Anachrocon February 22nd (http://www.anachrocon.com/). Our table is secured. If you're in the Metro…"
I've written for Tor.com, Apex Company Blog, SFFPortal.net. I've also written for Jeff Vandermeer, Racialicious, and Beyond Victoriana.
You might know me as the steampunk postcolonialist of Silver Goggles. My Straits Steampunk stories have been published at Expanded Horizons and Crossed Genres. I finished a Major Research Project for my MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory on, uh, steampunk and postcolonialism. Haha.
I'm currently a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside, and now starting a dissertation on consumer culture, whiteness, neocolonialism and steampunk.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
1) A lot less racism, conscious or otherwise, than other general steampunk sites.
2) Food. =(
3) Good advice.
4) Information and knowledge-sharing.
How did you hear about us?
How did I not hear about you? Between Steil, Delman and Keyes, that is...
I hate to disappoint you, but Chen is actually my husbands surname. He is the "real" Chinese, I'm about as Swedish as you can get. But it's true that I speak Chinese (mandarin) and I have translated some 20+ novels into Swedish over the years. I never tried writing myself until one of my friends inspired me to participate in NaNoWriMo. I didn't finish, but I ended up with about one quarter of a novel - and discovered that it's fun to write!
My "novel" is based on a true story, about the Chinese reformer/visionary Kang Youwei, who actually lived in Stockholm for a few years in the early 20th century, but the rest is pure fiction.
I read some of your comments in discussions on race/colonialism in steampunk, and I agree with you - I try to avoid falling into those traps myself!
Hi Jaymee, thanks for finding me on here. Did you get to see much of the show? We're still buzzing here. Over 200 people turned up on a dark winter's night so we're delighted. Pix now up on my website.
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"I never said the history books are wrong. They're just not telling you everything. A single source of history never tells the entire story. There simply isn't enough room! Likewise, you cannot base your learning of history on a single…"
You are passionately defending a point that no one is disputing. No one is claiming that sex didn't exist in the Victorian era. You are missing the point. The question that started this thread was whether sex scenes are…"
"And just because an era is modest and decorous in the history books doesn't make it so. To say that sex in steampunk appears too modern is to deny that there was a heavily sexual aspect to the Victorian era.
The Pearl is still in print. Man…"
You see only what you want to see. The Victorian era certainly did have a racy underbelly, but all of it took place in the shadows, beneath a carefully cultivated mask of manners and protocols. Certain individuals made their mark upon…"
"Modesty and decorum?
Are we talking about the same Victorian era? The Victorian era that produced "The Pearl" among other classes of erotic literature?
The Victorian era that produced Dante Rosetti and his coterie, who would trade wives,…"
This is Leslie Orton of The Aether Chronicle. As a publisher of an online Steampunk newspaper, I receive a lot of submissions from writers to be reviewed in my paper. I have had several people ask me what the 'qualifications'…"
My name is Leslie Orton, I am the founder, editor, and publisher of the online Steampunk newspaper The Aether Chronicle. I am also an independent writer, and I work for a real-world newspaper in Ontario. I am always interested in…"