October 2013 Blog Posts (6)

The Aether Chronicle Second Edition!

Enjoy this second edition of The Aether Chronicle, I hope to be publishing the third new edition soon!

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Added by Leslie Orton on October 29, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Dystopian Worlds: What Went Wrong?

                Shattered worlds, oppressive or brutal civilizations, these occupy the dystopian crystal ball of many science fiction tales. Often these fantasies offer an intriguing plot with an underlying message. V for Vendetta warns of a government with too much power and a people controlled by fear.
                What’s the allure? We all see small oppressions and miniature tyrannies in our daily lives. Like most fiction, these examples seep into a writer’s mind where the…
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Added by Winfield H. Strock III on October 26, 2013 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

Rogues Gallery

So, we all know how hard it is to find a good villain. My problem is, I have too many. The current story has an Atlantis with a twist story...and the search for a earth shattering super weapon, but what I want to know is, which seems more appropriate, a Master or disguise type villain with a mechanical henchman, bent on world domination of course, or the head of a mercenary group, looking to hold the world ransom. Thoughts?

Added by Reginald Pinafore on October 25, 2013 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Steampunk in Space: Why Not?

               How hard would it be to cast a crew of five into space in the year 1881? Given technology of the day; impossible. But that’s where questions beget questions and answers breathe life into an adventure.

                I grew up, thrilled by science fiction. It offered hope (in the case of Star Trek) or a warning (in most episodes of The Twilight Zone) and an exciting alternative for me, a solitary child with a mild case of Asperger’s…

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Added by Winfield H. Strock III on October 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Full Steam Ahead--How to decide if it feels right.

Greetings all, with many happy returns of the day.  I am a science writer who has recently been drawn into the wonderful world of Steampunk.  I have spoken with a number of friends experimenting with Steampunk, and they say that the genre is actually undefinable--a bit fantasy, sci-fi meets history, alternate timelines dealing with social issues.  For the most part, I get it, but I am having a devil of a time trying to decide on appropriate story scenarios to open my series of YA novels…

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Added by Reginald Pinafore on October 16, 2013 at 8:26am — 3 Comments

The First Ever Steampunk Newspaper - The Aether Chronicle!

Greetings,

I am a new member of S.W.A.G. and I hope everyone enjoys the first edition of the first ever (that I know of) Steampunk Newspaper, called The Aether Chronicle. If anyone would like to be included, as a feature story or perhaps would like to advertise with us, then please don't hesitate to send me a message!

I hope you enjoy reading The Aether Chronicle as much as I enjoyed publishing it!…

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Added by Leslie Orton on October 13, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

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