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Monthly archive February, 2012
Steampunk-Style Camera from Lomography

Steampunk-Style Camera from Lomography

Lomography, a bastion of analog photography in our digital world, has introduced a new steampunk-style version of their La Sardina camera and it is a beauty. Dubbed the Belle Starr, it sports “an oxidized metal body and ornate decorations”. It does seem like they were trying for a Old West theme, but the era is...
Steampunk Novel up for 2011 Nebula

Steampunk Novel up for 2011 Nebula

It’s Nebula short list time again, and for the third straight year there is a Steampunk novel in the running. This year the contender is Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine, which tells the story of a mechanical traveling circus in danger of being torn apart from the outside and from...
Steampunk comes to Monster High

Steampunk comes to Monster High

The mainstreaming of steampunk continues. Monster High, Mattel’s horror-movie-inspired doll line, has a new character with a distinctly steampunk nature. Her name is Robecca Steam and she the robot/daughter of a unnamed and presumed dead mad scientist. Her profile is available at the Monster High wikia, but here are some highlights: Her catchphrase is “a...
Charles Dickens Gets a Google Doodle

Charles Dickens Gets a Google Doodle

Today is Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday and Google has a special doodle for him. Most people don’t really think of Charles Dickens when they think of Steampunk, which is too bad. Sure, he didn’t write about time machines or atomic submarines, but his works provide a rich view into 19th century London life, and inform...