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Ladies and Gentlemen, a very good day to you all!

I first joined S.W.A.G. some years ago, when my first novel, involving Confederates, Nazis, and a giant airship, was published. Since then, I rather lost touch with the Guild, despite being firmly stuck in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Since that first novel, I have published many others (my Amazon page is here), including a "dieselpunk" or "steampulp" novel set in pre-Revolutionary Russia, and a thriller set in Japan.

My main output has been Sherlock Holmes…

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Added by Hugh Ashton on March 3, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #24: Philip Reeve Asks "What is Steampunk Anyway!!??"

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Philip Reeve Asks "What is Steampunk Anyway!!??"

Professor Einhardt Returns From MARS!!!

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Added by Leslie Orton on March 3, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?

I thought I'd share this as a frequent topic on these forums is the question of self-publication.  Since amazon can be a very large part of a self-published author's publication plan, I found this debate interesting.

The debate was held on NPR's Intelligence Squared, which does a very good job of presenting both sides of an issue.  While I won't discuss the podcast for fear of presenting a bias, the discussion does broach on a number of topics that I found incredibly enlightening:…

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Added by Sean P. Burnside on February 23, 2015 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Cover art & design for 'Black Dog Short Stories' by Rachel Neumeier (@RachelNeumeier)



I am really enjoying working with author, Rachel Neumeier. This is our second project together, and we're already planning one other, Pure Magic. Rachel is a hybrid-author, publishing books through both traditional houses and indie…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on February 20, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #23: Miracles on St. Valentine's Day!

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Abigail Thompson Reunites With Her Husband on St. Valentine's Day!

New Trend in Romance--Courtship By Post and Marriage Buy Proxy!

New Book: Steampunk Rules of Courtship!…

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Added by Leslie Orton on February 14, 2015 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015

For the second year, the monthly blog-a-thon celebrating the amazing creativity in our community has now started. Follow along on the Official Link List as it is updated daily with new posts from almost 60 creators around the world.

https://airshipambassador.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/hands-2015-official-link-list/

Added by Kevin Steil on February 2, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

4RV Publishing's, 'Experiment 38', by Charles Suddeth, is at the printers!





Experiment 38 has been sent to the printers. While waiting for it to be available in the 4RV…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on January 31, 2015 at 8:18pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #22: BURLESQUE!!!!

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Burlesque Features European "Pony-Play!"

Scientific Community Refutes Professor’s Claim of Martian Life!

This Week in The Weekly Steamswaddle: An Unfortunate Invention

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Added by Leslie Orton on January 23, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Announcing - Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015

Just two weeks to go until Steampunk Hands 2015!


https://airshipambassador.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/announce-hands-2015/

Added by Kevin Steil on January 17, 2015 at 8:40pm — No Comments

The Infernal Aether

My debut novel - a Steampunk / paranormal fantasy set in Victorian London - is now available on Amazon! The story follows the adventures of Augustus Merriwether Potts, a young adventurer with a troubled past, who finds himself drawn into a world of demons, golems, clockwork men and a strange entity known only as the Aether.

"In the Fifteenth Century, the Aether held the universe together. In the Nineteenth…

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Added by Peter D. Oxley on January 11, 2015 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Lady Jessica, Monster Hunter - Season One

The first 'season' of Lady Jessica, Monster Hunter is now complete and available across all reputable eBook platforms:

http://www.keithdumble.com/books/lady-jessica-monster-hunter-season-one/

Added by Keith Dumble on January 10, 2015 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

Happy New Year from 1840!

Slough, January 12, 1840

To Sir William Rowan Hamilton

The Observatory

Dublin

My dear Sir William:

As I cannot send you anything worth your notice in one of your lines by the Penny Post, I will handsel it with a little thing in another which may serve…

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Added by Norman Hugh Redington on January 4, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #21: New Year's Fashions Lead To Arrests & Scandals Involving Live Rodents!

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Robbery of The Bank of England Thwarted by Flying Man!

Read the Latest Instalment of "A Gentleman's War" by Asher Davian

The Weekly Steamswaddle: What the Dickens?

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Added by Leslie Orton on January 1, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

My First Author Interview

Prim Perfect Magazine interviewed me last week! Learn my thoughts on women in Steampunk literature, the burden of colonialism, why I write steampunk 'my way' and how I originally became a steampunk. (flip to page 88.)

http://en.calameo.com/read/0000042340c2f1c8164cc

Added by Lori Holuta on December 24, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Murder in Belgrave Square ~ cover art and design for Tim Lewis (@TimLewisAuthor)



I'm such a kid, sometimes. I really do enjoy creating book covers for children, especially the reluctant reader ages between seven and eighteen. Luckily for me, the Intermediate…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 20, 2014 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

'Dark Dining' ~ cover art & design for James R Lord, III (@KhoTheMinotaur)



For Dark Dining, James already had a good design concept; it just needed a few tweaks.…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 11, 2014 at 4:41pm — No Comments

The Mage Chronicles ~ cover art & design for RJ Eliason (@racheleliason)



I love desert landscapes. Every one is so alike, yet each unique at the same time.. There's just something romantic, and barren, and harsh about them. I relished another opportunity…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Author beware: 'Custom Cover Design' does not mean 'Original Cover Art'. {revisited}



Due to a question asked me on Twitter, I've refreshed and republished this post. This article was also posted on the 4RV Publishing Blog.on 12/09/12…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 4, 2014 at 11:42pm — No Comments

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Ladies and Gentlemen, a very good day to you all!

I first joined S.W.A.G. some years ago, when my first novel, involving Confederates, Nazis, and a giant airship, was published. Since then, I rather lost touch with the Guild, despite being firmly stuck in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Since that first novel, I have published many others (my Amazon page is here), including a "dieselpunk" or "steampulp" novel set in pre-Revolutionary Russia, and a thriller set in Japan.My main output has been Sherlock Holmes adventures, however, in…See More
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The Aether Chronicle #24: Philip Reeve Asks "What is Steampunk Anyway!!??"

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