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Monthly archive November, 2010
The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

Yesterday we looked at one of the founding steampunk novel; today we turn to a newer work. The Bookman is the first book in a new series by Lavie Tidhar. The book’s official page offers this teaser: When the woman he loves dies at the hands of the mysterious Bookman, young poet Orphan will do...
Steampunk Makeover for Batman

Steampunk Makeover for Batman

The folks over at Whitechapel are having a bit of fun with the Dark Knight, giving him a steampunk-style makeover. More specifically, people were asked to create a poster for a steampunk era Batman movie. Some might quibble about whether the invention of movies is outside the traditional steampunk time period, but it’s all good...
Short Film: Arms Race

Short Film: Arms Race

It’s a Trap has released a fun little film called “Arms Race”, about a steampunk version of the Crimean war with escalating weapon technologies. The Arms Race web site has plenty of information, including production stills, the official posters, and even pictures of the (very cool) premiere party cake. You can download it there, or...
Homunculus by James P. Blaylock

Homunculus by James P. Blaylock

Homonculus was one of founding books of the steampunk genre, it won the Philip K. Dick Award, and it was one of the books that made me fall in love with the genre many years ago. Here’s Wikipedia’s plot summary: A dirigible with a dead pilot has been passing over Victorian London in a decaying...