Sometimes people were buried alive. Not that anyone can discern, but there were rare cases of people who'd been declared dead reviving a few hours later. Eventually the urban legend…
Added by Stephanie Abbott on April 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Well ... I think they're fun, anyway. Beta-readers for my Past Lives Trilogy will recognize some of these.Continue
How you must think me primitive for wanting to write this using pen and paper instead of typing this up on a typwriter to enjoy the rhythms of clinks and clacks it makes, but I hesitate not to remind you that Leonardo da Vinci the Renaissance man, the Italian polymath and genius inventor, penned all his designs and sketches personally with his own hand. After all, is writing not a form of technology?…Continue
Talking about absinthe with Anomalycon steampunks
Last week offered a multitude of author-flavored treats for me. Two…Continue
Added by Michelle Black on April 2, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
Sakamoto, Michaela (2009). “The Transcendent Steam Engine: Industry, Nostalgia, and the Romance of Steampunk.” In Wright, Will & Kaplan, Steven (Eds.) The Image of Technology in Literature, Media, and Society: Proceedings from the 2009 Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (pp. 124-131).
In this essay I will lay out the ways in which nostalgia has reinvented…
Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I am Lexi, Lexi Orchestra.
As for this, this is not my first blog.
I keep numerous blogs/journals, both online and offline, for multiple purposes. (I like to see myself as a multi-faceted individual. Sarcasm much?) But since I've begun this one here, and this will probably last me a whole year at the…Continue
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Added by Graham Russell on March 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As you will see if you look at my profile, I live in Japan. We have had a number of distractions recently, and though I and my wife are actually pretty safe here (we haven't been hit by serious earthquakes or by any tsunami, and the nuclear crisis will almost certainly not affect us), life is not easy or certain at the moment.
However, the poor people further to the north of us are in a bad way, and will continue to be very…Continue
Added by Hugh Ashton on March 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Rose, Margaret. (2009). Extraordinary Pasts: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 20(3), pp. 319-333.
Rose’s article defends steampunk…Continue
In thinking about what I might be able to contribute to SWAG, it occurred to me that one service I could provide that I don't think others have already would be to give citations to, and summaries of, the academic research currently being published about steampunk.
I'm not, at the moment, conducting any form of steampunkology myself, but I have access to journals that…Continue
What trendy girl (or metro boy!) doesn’t love vintage clothing—it looks stylish, never goes out of fashion, and can be handed down without your little sister crying: “Aw, are you joking—wear this old thing?!”
Out of the hundreds of vintage clothing sites, stores, antique shops, etc … I’ve had the privilege of meeting (and even…Continue
Added by Nishi Serrano on March 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
(Cross posted from Free the Princess)
If you've been following my writings here for awhile, you'll remember the Roots of Steampunk series that I put together in April of last year going through the development of…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on February 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The March issue of True West Magazine has a strong Steampunk component. I am proud to say I contributed a 7-page article to this, reporting on the increasing interest not only in the Steampunk phenomenon…Continue
I thought this might be of interest to those of you writing steampunk mysteries, who need to know what forensics were possible in the past. RWA's Mystery/Suspense Chapter has announced its COFFIN College of Felony and Intrigue MURDER ONE online Workshop for the month of March 2011.
The deadline also approaches for RWA's prestigious…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on February 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Last spring I was very interested in trying to outline what "steampunk" means, at least for my own writing. What I came up with was a division between a literary genre with certain recognizable elements and a social phenomenon with certain cultural and physical touchstones.
Check it out at:…Continue
This is a photo of an "automatic restaurant" in Stockholm in 1905. If anyone knows anything about this kind of restaurant I'd like to learn more. It seems they were quite popular one hundred years ago.
SWAG founder Lia Keyes contributed a guest post on Steamed! this week to promote the Guild. Skip on over and say hi if you have a moment!
If you ever go to Stockholm, make sure to visit the Hallwyl Museum, a late 19th-century city mansion - now a museum.
If you can't come in person, there is an exhibition on-line called 40rok (40 rooms and one kitchen). In Swedish only, but you'll understand, as long as you stick to the pages with photos ... Right now it's focused on the kitchen and everything that was…Continue
Added by Anna Chen on January 31, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments