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The Hollow Earth by Rudy Rucker

The Hollow Earth by Rudy Rucker

Rudy Rucker is not a name most people associate with steampunk. Cyberpunk, sure. Gonzo science fiction, absolutely. But steampunk? Not really what he’s known for, but in 1990 he did put out a novel that can definitely be fit under the steampunk umbrella (despite Rucker having said that the term steampunk “makes me want to...
Miniatures Game: Dystopian Wars

Miniatures Game: Dystopian Wars

Spartan Games, the folks behind the space game Firestorm Armada and the fantasy naval game The Uncharted Seas (which has some steampunk elements itself), are rolling out a new game called Dystopian Wars. Set in an alternate 1870, it’s a steampunk world war, with some familiar nations and some not-so-familiar. The war is variously between...
Haywired by Alex Keller

Haywired by Alex Keller

From a steampunk mystery yesterday to a steampunk young adult fairy tale today. Just mixing things up a bit. Haywired comes from a small British publisher, so it might not be just sitting at your local book store, but the online booksellers should have it. The official description is very short, which is perhaps fitting...
Pushcart Prizes, Flying Squid, and More...

Pushcart Prizes, Flying Squid, and More…

A collection of links and items that may be of interest to my fellow steampunks: Jenny Ortiz’s story “Out of Steam Punk and Zombie Comes Bruce Lee” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. It is not a steampunk story, but the characters apparently come from one. Read it and enjoy.
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: