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Steampunk and Its Props

Is this video Steampunk? It has punks, though it lacks steam (and the ending is maybe a bit saccharine). It has famous and much-banned music: the anthem of German revolutionaries from the Sixteenth Century peasant revolts until the anti-Nazi resistance. Is Steampunk about dressing up like Jules Verne characters, or about seeing the continuity between…

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Added by Norman Hugh Redington on November 10, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

"Sun Never Sets" available on paperback and kindle

"The Sun Never Sets," a steampunk novella by Matt Pearson and Cate Caldwell is now available on paperback and kindle.

Synopsis:  It's 1899, and inventor Hiram Codon is ready to launch the first manned rocket into space. The trouble is that he keeps losing pilots.

After a rash of mishaps…

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Added by Cate Caldwell on November 3, 2014 at 8:05am — 4 Comments

Lisen of Solsta: Blooded ~ cover art and design (@hartstm)





I love it when an author is open to my opinions on…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on November 1, 2014 at 7:47am — 2 Comments

The Aether Chronicle #19: "Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!

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"Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice!

Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey FOUND!!

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Added by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Question, Queries and Posers

It has been suggested that I should sell my hats. The problem is that I have absolutely no idea what to charge for them. The hats themselves are costume hats and the embellishments on them I had either made or purchased at retail. So my questions are, hypothetically speaking, if you were in the market for a hat such as these, how much would you be willing to pay for them? Basically, based off of what I do, what would you all consider to be fair market value for…

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Added by Kent Edward Whittington on October 21, 2014 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

On the Moon with J. Nasmyth

I have just added a post to my blog at Net Advance Retro which might be of interest to some of you. It concerns the work of the Victorian artist/engineer J. Nasmyth, who used plaster models to make astonishingly life-like photographs of landscapes on the…

Added by Norman Hugh Redington on October 20, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Special Hats

I am in the process of creating some special hats for Halloween.  The first is what some people have called my "Mr. Bones" hat. …

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Added by Kent Edward Whittington on October 19, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #18: Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

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Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

Amelia Own Kibbey Lost on Route to Prague!

The Lastest Seamswaddle by Tropple E. Armitage

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Added by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

To Rule the Skies

To Rule the Skies, the debut novel from Michael Tierney is now available on Amazon for Kindle, iTunes for iBook, and Smashwords for many other formats. …

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Added by Michael Tierney on October 8, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Escape from the dull modern world!

The Yankee Must Die - Huaka'i Po (the Nightmarchers)

is now available on Amazon.com, iTunes, and Audible.com.



Patrick R. Golden, a master of voice and drama, reads the first of T.E. MacArthur's Tom Turner trilogy.  Be carried away on this fast paced, old school melodrama brilliantly delivered to you with dynamic skill.

Forget the cubicle, the commuter traffic, the modern world.  Escape…

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Added by T.E. MacArthur on October 3, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments

Things that go bump in the night......

Hello good people, even in the age of steampunk things still go bump in the night... and if you want to find out why you can catch my latest story 'Rattle' which you can find at

http://www.wattpad.com/73855677-rattle-neb-inskip

Cheers

NEB

Added by NEB Inskip on October 2, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #17: 10th Annual Steamship Races, Surprise Winner and Vows for Revenge!!

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Death-defying Feats at The Airship Races!

The Chronicle Welcomes a New Feature Columnist: Tropple E. Armitage!!

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Added by Leslie Orton on September 29, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Sometimes the iron on the other side of the street really is shinier

'Beyond the Wall' is little darker story, in more ways than one, posted at

http://www.wattpad.com/72071961-beyond-the-wall-sometimes-the-iron-on-the-other?d=ud
Hope you enjoy.

NEB

Added by NEB Inskip on September 21, 2014 at 1:41am — No Comments

Yippee!! The Anthology Is Now Available on Amazon!

The anthology "Of Hexes and Hauntings:  Tales from the Other Side" that includes my story, "To Whom Shall You Enquire?" is available as of today. September 20, 2014 on Amazon.  Please head on over and check it out (and if you decide to purchase a copy, I and my fellow authors would love a review!).  :-)…

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Added by Kent Edward Whittington on September 20, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

One Day to Go!

Just a reminder that "To Whom Shall You Enquire?" will be published in the anthology "Of Hexes and Hauntings: Tales from the Other Side" tomorrow, September 20, 2014 and will be available in ebook format through Amazon.com.  Even if you don't pick up a copy because my story is in it, please enjoy it because of all of the other great authors involved.

Added by Kent Edward Whittington on September 19, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Some light reading

Just posted a short Steampunkish, story on Wattpad, The Steam Pirate. It's just a bit of fun, hope you like it, the link is below.

http://www.wattpad.com/71567615-the-steam-pirate

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Added by NEB Inskip on September 18, 2014 at 3:01am — 1 Comment

The Anthology Finally Has a Title!

I just received the title for the anthology my steampunk ghost story will be published in.  It's titled "Of Hexes and Hauntings: Tales from the Other Side" and will be available on Amazon September 20,2014.  I hope that you all get a copy and enjoy.  If you do, please let me know what you think.  :-)

Added by Kent Edward Whittington on September 8, 2014 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

London Thrill-Seekers "Locked In" For Nightly Entertainment!!

New Fad of Being "Locked In" Captures London Thrill-Seekers!

Explore the Foreign Delights of Distant Hungary!…

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Added by Leslie Orton on September 5, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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

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