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Man of Window- Partial Chapter (9 Minutes before Eleven) c. 1999

 

Man of Window…

 

This story is fiction….or is it? It is better as fiction, than a real entry some may say, as fiction has a protection curious to its own cause of never having happened, being a virtual extent of the imagination..

 

A young cosmopolitan was an insistent journalist, writing his memoirs, giving impact to…

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Added by Richard Ozanne MFA on August 27, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments

Man of Window...Partial 9 Minutes Before Eleven Story..Chapter-

 

Man of Window…

c. Richard Ozanne c.1999

 

This story is fiction….or is it? It is better as fiction, than a real entry some may say, as fiction has a protection curious to its own cause of never having happened, being a virtual extent of the imagination..

 

A young cosmopolitan was an…

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Added by Richard Ozanne MFA on August 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

9 Minutes Before Eleven “ On the Wings of Fallen Angels..” -Chapter One- Richard Ozanne c 1999 It seemed a long time ago but still fresh in my mind, a brief glimpse, of time passed, but focused memor…

9 Minutes Before Eleven “ On the Wings of Fallen Angels..” -Chapter One- Richard Ozanne c 1999 It seemed a long time ago but still fresh in my mind, a brief glimpse, of time passed, but focused memory, those streets of Prague and those slalom structures, a thousand spires that built the city. The town…

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Added by Richard Ozanne MFA on August 27, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments

Notes from 1999-2000 Prague (A journal frozen in time) in the

This story is true. It takes place from Journal Entry from Prague Czech Republic during my artist residence 1996-2003. 

Prague Notes:

A young man in his recollections, augments in his journals, a glimpse of a time in the past:

It seemed a long time ago but still fresh in my mind, a brief glimpse, of time passed, but focused memory, those streets of Prague and those slalom…

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Added by Richard Ozanne MFA on August 27, 2014 at 5:42am — 1 Comment

'Blood & Steel: A Love Story' ~ cover art and design





 JT Buckley and I follow each other on Twitter (@AuthorJTBuckley). I have the honor of working with him…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 26, 2014 at 8:22pm — 7 Comments

Anyone care to draw this 1845 tank?

At the end of an anonymous 1845 poem praising the Wonders of Progress, we find this curious end-note describing a steam-powered battle-car. Perhaps a SWAG member might care to illustrate it (or include it in a story):

"Steam wagons to run on common roads have been invented in England. They are made to ascend rising ground and go down declivities at a suitable regulated… Continue

Added by Norman Hugh Redington on August 25, 2014 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Stormy weather and Dinosaurs on an airship

I am working on a new series of steam punk stories for children, set in Victorian London, and I am having trouble with the main character. I am trying to create a history for him and am struggling with two possible scenarios. 

  1. He is the son of a watchmaker, but always had his head in the clouds turned his training towards building an airship instead of clocks, which earns him the scorn of his father. OR
  2. The son of a coal miner and inventor who builds a digging machine,…
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Added by Reginald Pinafore on August 24, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Aether Chronicle #15: Jack The Ripper Strikes!

Jack The Ripper—Man or Demon?

Find out in this edition of The Aether Chronicle!

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To Subscribe To The Aether Chronicle Simply "Follow" The Discussion on Leslie Orton's Page With The Latest Edition In It's Title! To Report Any Problems, Concerns, Or Story…

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Added by Leslie Orton on August 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What's the Holdup?

     [Good morning, friends.  This post was originally written for my Goodreads readers, and will refer to a couple of things that don't apply to S.W.A.G., but given that I review books on this blog, it is useful information that should be passed along.]

 

     I just received one of those progress feeds via e-mail that told me I started reading A…

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Added by Jack Tyler on August 8, 2014 at 8:16am — 2 Comments

This Week on The Aether Chronicle #14: Professor of Eugenics Stabbed with Fountain Pen!

This Week on The Aether Chronicle: Professor of Eugenics Stabbed with Fountain Pen!

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Added by Leslie Orton on July 31, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Grand Valley Steampunk Society

Hello fellow steampunkers!

I don't normally blog here, but we are gearing up for our first ever convention in Grand Junction, Colorado, and we are trying to get word out about the event. We have some great guests lined up so far, but we still have lots of space to fill,…

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Added by Sherry D. Ficklin on July 31, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Review: The Adventure of the Ring of Stones

I reviewed the latest steampunk novel by one of the genre's founders, James P. Blaylock, at Steampunk Canada:  The Adventure of the Ring of Stones…

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Added by Paul Marlowe on July 25, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

Storm Clouds Gathering

     The e-mail read:

Today we are excited to introduce Kindle Unlimited--a new subscription service for readers in the U.S. and a new revenue opportunity for authors enrolled in KDP Select.  With Kindle Unlimited, customers will be able to read as many book as they want from a library of over 600,000 titles.  KDP authors and publishers who enroll their books with U.S. rights in KDP Select are automatically enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.  Inclusion in…
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Added by Jack Tyler on July 21, 2014 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

The Aether Chronicle #13: The Night Circus Arrives In London!

Read London's First Account of The Night Circus!

Steampunk Midnight Revelers Marvel At The Enchantments!

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Added by Leslie Orton on July 13, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Twins Redemption

Can you please check out my novel I have been writing for 4 years and give me some feedback. Thanks :)

Here is the link:
http://www.writing.com/main/profile/blog/yassyjazz2

Added by Yassyjazz on July 12, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments

'The Mountain of Kept Memory' ~ Cover art and Design

Since the Steampunk world tends to enjoy most sci-fi ...…


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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on July 8, 2014 at 12:43pm — 7 Comments

TESLA by Mark Lingane

     This is the first book of a trilogy, and the first thing to say is that it makes me look forward to reading the next two.  The story is aimed at teen/young adult, but as an adventure-loving old coot in my 60s, I enjoyed it a lot.



     The story is billed as "steampunk vs. cyberpunk," which it quite…

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Added by Jack Tyler on July 4, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #12: Sea Monster Sparks Panic At Lime!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Sea Monster Sparks Panic At Lime!

The Dark and Mysterious Continent of Egypt!

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Added by Leslie Orton on June 26, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Be A Featured Story in The Aether Chronicle!

Denizens of S.W.A.G., 

If you would enjoy being featured in The Aether Chronicle as an exciting and moving Feature Story, simply contact Leslie Orton and submit a few possible story suggestions! Some restrictions apply. 

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Added by Leslie Orton on June 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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