"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'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…"
" Good day, NEB, and thanks for contributing. I had hopes that this might generate more interest, but this group truly seems somewhat self-absorbed; seriously, you can wait a week to see a new post or discussion go…"
What a great question! And thanks for sharing your story of why you write. Like you I write for fun, but once I start a story it's the characters that keep me 'glued to the keyboard when any normal person would be......'…"
Inspired by other things I've seen on my travels of last week, I want to say a few words about women. Put your hatchets down, ladies. I'm going to talk about fictional women. Both Jazzfeathers and I, and any writer of period pieces, dwell in an era…See More