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St. Valentine’s Short Short Competition – Match #1

And so we start the voting, using a single-elimination bracket, seeded based on when the stories were submitted. Early submitters benefit a little in that the will face fewer challengers. On the other hand, later stories may get read more often, so maybe they will have the advantage. We shall see… each match will last...
IBM Predicts Steampunk to Go Mainstream by 2014

IBM Predicts Steampunk to Go Mainstream by 2014

Steampunk is about to bulldoze its way into the mainstream, according to Dr. Trevor Davis, a consumer reports expert at IBM. And he has data to back that up. IBM has a system called the Social Sentiment Index, which collects and analyzes comments and mentions from across social media to discover and study trends. This...
Steven Utley, 1948 - 2013

Steven Utley, 1948 – 2013

Another early Steampunk writer has left us. Steven Utley passed away from stage four cancer on January 12. Utley was not as well known as some authors, in part because he focused on short stories and poems, rather than novels. In a world where all too many readers measure the appeal of a book by...
Win a Corset with your Steampunk Short Short Valentine Story!

Win a Corset with your Steampunk Short Short Valentine Story!

[Update #1: The deadline has passed. All entries are in; no further entries will be accepted. Voting will commence soon.] Would you like to win an awesomely cool Steampunk-styles corset for Valentine’s day? Whether it is for you or your Valentine, it is sure to add some extra Steampunk flavor to the amor of the...

Steampunk Books Coming out in January 2013

At the start of each month, the Hugo award winner Fanzine SF Signal compiles a giant list of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (and thereabouts) books coming out in the next month. Here are the Steampunk (and related) books from their list for January, and, as always, please check out the full list for genre...