"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! Looking forward to participating here.
Thank you for your kind invitation. I am pleased to be here and look forward to what we can all do together. Just like snowflakes, it will be amazing to find out what we can do if we all stick together.
"I am currently working on a Stephen King horror pastiche called The Black Museum; a poetry collection called Themes For An Ending; a gaslamp fantasy / steampunk novel called Saguenay; a collection of my first drafts, notes and fragmentary stories in…"
"I'd start with Mark Hodder's books: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, and The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi.
For classics look at H. G. Wells's The…"
Thank you for the invitation! I'm delighted that this post has engendered such thoughtful debate.
Unfortunately, I am racing to meet a writing deadline for my novel at present, and unable to take on any outside work (or…"
This is Leslie Orton, of the online Steampunk newspaper, The Aether Chronicle. I think your blog post hits on a key point of dissension in the Steampunk world. I was wondering if you would like to flesh out your blog post (above) with some of…"
"Half the self-appointed experts say that steampunk is a burgeoning new field that's about to take off, the other half say it never had any life, and will be buried next week. I wish these folks would make up their minds so that I'll…"
"Here is an example of a new technological development of obvious relevance to steampunk, a press release from MIT issued just today: Steam from the sun --- New sponge-like structure converts solar energy into steam. This would seem like a useful…"
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"Ah, "The Woman." What a delightfully devious role model. Women in Victorian literature (or modern literature about Victorian times) are often like French confections, a decorated exterior concealing an unexpected surprise.…"
"I agree with your sentiments. Steampunk or Victorian female characters should be as interesting as the men. I try to have the odd interesting female in my books: the Magician Royal (from c. 1896 onwards) is Lady Blackhaven; and I have a female…"
It seems that airships might once again grace the skies of Canada, not just as novelties but as working aircraft. They are becoming an attractive option for mining companies and other industries that operate in remote areas of the country. Because of this, our government has drafted regulations regarding the construction of these vehicles. So, for those of you who need a little reference for your world building, here is a real world example of airship regulations:…See More