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Happy International Steampunk Day 2011!

Happy International Steampunk Day 2011!

June 14th is H. G. Wells’ birthday and in his honor it is also International Steampunk Day (and has been for several years). This is a day to celebrate steampunk even more than normal and to share all the steampunky goodness with the uninitiated (or even those who were initiated but for whom it didn’t...
New Cowboys & Aliens Trailer

New Cowboys & Aliens Trailer

We have a new trailer for this weird west adventure coming later this summer. As a reminder, Cowboys & Aliens has Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde in the old west facing an alien invasion. Here’s the official description from Universal: The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror...
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (with ARC Giveaway)

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (with ARC Giveaway)

Kady Cross may be a new name, but she has already cut her chops quite successfully writing historical and paranormal romance as Kathryn Smith. The Girl in the Steel Corset is her teen romance book, but it is also a steampunk adventure story. If you want museum-robbing automata, cowboys in Victorian London, half-machine people, and...
Locus Award Nominations Include Steampunk

Locus Award Nominations Include Steampunk

Locus Magazine announced the finalists for the 2011 Locus Awards and several steampunk (and steampunk-adjacent) works have made the lists. No steampunk titles were finalists in the Best SF and Best Fantasy categories, but Mary Robinette Kowal’s Regency fantasy Shades of Milk and Honey was nominated for Best First Novel. Scott Westerfeld’s Behemoth is up...
City of Heroes Plans Steampunk Booster

City of Heroes Plans Steampunk Booster

The online game City of Heroes will soon be releasing their latest booster pack, this time with a steampunk theme. The announcement came during a recent UStream Developer Chat and highlights were posted in the COH forums. For people who don’t feel like watching the full video, several screen shots (including the one I have...
Mark Hodder's Jack wins Philip K. Dick Award

Mark Hodder’s Jack wins Philip K. Dick Award

This past weekend at Norwescon, the Philip K. Dick Award was given the Mark Hodder’s steampunk novel The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack. The Philip K. Dick Award is given each year for excellence in a novel first published in paperback. Now, Philip K. Dick may not be a writer most people think of when...
Steampunk in the Nebulas (Again)

Steampunk in the Nebulas (Again)

SFWA has announced the 2010 Nebula Award nominees and once again there is a steampunk presence in the novel categories. Nominated for the Best Novel Nebula, there is M. K. Hobson’s weird west novel Native Star, which was the Book of the Day here at the start of the month. Hobson is facing touch competition,...