Hi All, I'm currently doing an MA in Creative Writing and I'm writing my academic dissertation on Steampunk. Specifically, on the cyborg-type horror elements, the fusion of man and machine. Of…Continue
I'm one of those people who have always loved steampunk without knowing it - fascinated with airships, the dark aesthetic of industrialisation, extravagant fantastical machines etc. Discovering it as a genre in its own right, I've become deeply interested in expanding my knowledge in the area.
I'm a writer, currently studying for a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and working on my first novel - steampunk, naturally. I'm also interested in horror, dystopia and apocalypse - further manifestations in my writing.
For weekly articles and musings on writing, my MA and steampunk, please visit my website: www.sophieplayle.com
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
The book is a prequel to my first novel To Rule the Skies, although I think of it more as just coming first chronologically. It follows the main character from my previous novel, Nicodemus Boffin, from his boyhood to about a decade before the events in To Rule the Skies.The synopsis:Nicodemus Boffin, a uncommonly clever boy…See More