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Weathering the Snow in the 1800s

Weathering the Snow in the 1800s

Snow certainly looks pretty when it is falling, or when it covers the landscape and glistens in the sun or moonlight. Unfortunately, as many are aware right now, snow can also be a major problem. Snow is not new in the human experience, and the people of the 19th century had to deal with it...
1865 & 1915 - A Look Back

1865 & 1915 – A Look Back

Happy New Year! We thought a good way to kick off the new year would be to look back 100 and 150 years ago, to see what was happening then. Knowing history is always a good thing, whether you use it to inform your reading, to inspire new creations, or just look at the news...
Jack the Ripper IDed?

Jack the Ripper IDed?

A businessman by the name Russell Edwards has a theory about the identity of Jack the Ripper and thinks he can prove it. His suspect: Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant who lived in Whitechapel at the time of the murders and who suffered from auditory hallucinations and paranoia. Kosminski was one of Scotland Yard’s prime...
A First Look at The Knick

A First Look at The Knick

Cinemax was nice enough to send me a promotion kit for their new show The Knick, which included a DVD of the first episode. The Knick is a period medical drama from Cinemax, premiering tonight (August 8th) at 10 p.m. The eponymous locale is the Knickerbocker Hospital, a struggling establishment in 1900 New York City....
Steampunk Books Coming Out In August 2014

Steampunk Books Coming Out In August 2014

SF Signal, a Hugo award winning fanzine, compiles a list each month of all the science fiction, fantasy, and horror (and related) books coming out. The result is a great resource for readers and their efforts are appreciated by fans far and wide. Each month, I go through their list and pull out the Steampunk(ish)...
Awesome Promo Package from Cinemax's The Knick

Awesome Promo Package from Cinemax’s The Knick

Yesterday was an exciting day, here at Steampunk.com central. A couple of weeks ago, I had received a tweet from @Cinemax saying they’d like to send me a little something relating to their new show The Knick. The Knick is Steven Soderbergh’s new drama about a struggling hospital in 1900 New York City, an idea...
Steampunk Books Coming Out In July 2014

Steampunk Books Coming Out In July 2014

SF Signal, a Hugo award winning fanzine, compiles a list each month of all the science fiction, fantasy, and horror (and related) books coming out. It’s a serious labor and the result is a great resource for readers. So, each month, I go through their list and pull out the Steampunk(ish) ones to list here....