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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...
Nominations Now Open for 2011 Steampunk.Com Awards

Nominations Now Open for 2011 Steampunk.Com Awards

I’m pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the second (sort of) annual(ish) Steampunk.com awards. Okay, last year we only did “Book of the Year” and we did it in December instead of January, but think of it as a trial run. This year is the real deal. We have 11 categories, ranging...
Lego Pegasus Automaton

Lego Pegasus Automaton

I have loved Lego for as long as I can remember. Hundreds of hours of my childhood were spent assembling and reassembling those little plastic bricks into countless combinations. That said, the Lego of my youth was quite limited compared to the range of parts available today, which allow for some wonderful creations. One of...
Where is Steampunk Going in 2012?

Where is Steampunk Going in 2012?

2011, for all its faults, was a pretty good year for steampunk, but where do we go from here? I asked a people from all different parts of the steampunk community where they thought steampunk was going in 2012. Not everyone had time to answer, given how busy things are this time of year, but...