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Monthly archive November, 2010
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann

The Affinity Bridge by George Mann

Steampunk goes well with a lot of different genres. There are steampunk romances, steampunk westerns, steampunk young adult novels, and even steampunk erotica. And, in George Mann’s Newbury & Hobbes Investigations books, we have steampunk mysteries. Take a gander: Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge...
Steampunk Comes to Bergdorf's Windows

Steampunk Comes to Bergdorf’s Windows

Every year, the unveiling of the holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City is a big deal. In fact, this year they released a very limited edition (550 copies) book about their windows (over $800 on Amazon!). Their windows are always a visual treat, but their year we have some definite steampunk (or...
Airship Awards Announced

Airship Awards Announced

Steamcon is going strong this weekend in Seattle and tonight they awards the first Airship Awards. I am not at Steamcon myself, but Kevin Stell from Airship Ambassador has been kind enough to tweet the results as they’ve been announced. The Airship Awards winners are:
Mainspring by Jay Lake

Mainspring by Jay Lake

Steampunk stories very often feature steam-driven machines, but there are other works that have technology driven by springs and sprockets. This is the subgenre called Springpunk, and Jay Lake’s Mainspring is springpunk taken to an extreme, as the description makes clear: Lake has envisioned a clockwork solar system, where the planets move in a vast...
First Trailer for 'Cowboys and Aliens'

First Trailer for ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

“Weird West” is a corner of the steampunk universe that has gotten some on screen exposure in the past with very mixed results. On the one hand, the tv series “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” was a lot of fun, complete with Bruce Campbell in the title role and Kelly Rutherford as the ridiculously...
The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers

The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers

Today’s book is very new indeed, having just come out a few days ago. Unlike much steampunk, The Horns of Ruin doesn’t take place in the 19th century, or in any recognizable historic period. Instead, Tim Akers has followed the Moorcockian tradition of crafting a distinct world, that is able to hold a mirror up...
Build Your Own Steampunk Bandwidth Meter

Build Your Own Steampunk Bandwidth Meter

Thorsten Haas, aka Skytee, has built a very cool steampunk gadget, which he calls the Torrentmeter, to measure how much bandwidth he is using at any given moment. And the best part is that he has shared instructions on how to do it. He goes over everything from the circuitry for the microcontroller and the...