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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...
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...