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2012 Hugo Award Nominees Announced: A Hugo for Hugo?

2012 Hugo Award Nominees Announced: A Hugo for Hugo?

The Hugo Nominees have been announced for 2012 and again some Steampunk has made the cut, albeit not in any of the big fiction categories. In the dramatic presentation, long form, category, the wonderful film Hugo is nominated, giving some representation to Steampunk. Now, some argue that it is not really Steampunk and I see...
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...
Steamcon III Airship Awards Winners

Steamcon III Airship Awards Winners

The Airship Awards were presented on October 14th at Steamcon in Seattle. Steampunk.com would like to congratulate the winners, as well as all the nominees for their contributions to the steampunk movement. Written Any written piece of work, including but not limited to: novels, short stories, blogs, screen plays, etc. Winner: Phoenix Rising: A Ministry...
Girl Genius Wins Third Straight Hugo

Girl Genius Wins Third Straight Hugo

I am always pleased when a steampunk work is nominated for a major award, and even more so when it wins. But when a steampunk, er, gaslamp fantasy work wins the same category three years in a row, I was thrilled. The work in question is the ongoing adventures of Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius, by...
Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Reposted from the Steamcon’s Airship Awards Facebook Group Steamcon® is proud to present the second annual Airship Award nominations! The steampunk community has so many fabulously creative individuals, and we wish to honor them by celebrating their achievements and contributions to the steampunk community. The nominees for the 2011 Airship Awards are:
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...
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...