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Cast the Boneshaker Movie

Cast the Boneshaker Movie

If you haven’t heard yet, Cherie Priest’s novel Boneshaker is headed for the big screen thanks to Hammer Films. This is great news, as the book is wonderful (and was picked as our 2010 Book of the Year). So, let’s have some fun. Who would you cast in the different roles? Here are a dozen...

PBS Takes on Steampunk

So, PBS has decided to give us their take on Steampunk in the latest installment of Off Book. PBS Arts’s Off Book is a “web series focused on experimental and non-traditional art form,” so it is certainly an appropriate forum for steampunk to be discussed. Their brief documentary gives a nice look at steampunk aesthetics,...

Steampunk Musketeers: A Bad Thing?

The good news is that there is another movie this summer with steampunk elements! The bad news is, well, take a look, starting about 48 seconds in: Yes, that is an airship battle, and it even looks somewhat cool. Heck, the adventure of Alexander Dumas with the coolness of steampunk sounds like its made of...
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...
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,...

Christopher Alender, The Mind Behind the Storm

When the video for Lovett’s “Eye of the Storm” hit the Internet, the reception by the steampunk community was immediate and immense. Several other sites have looked behind the scenes at the technical aspects of the making of this short, but I had a chance to ask director Christopher Alender some questions myself, and how...
First Trailer for 'Cowboys and Aliens'

First Trailer for ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

“Weird West” is a corner of the steampunk universe that has gotten some on screen exposure in the past with very mixed results. On the one hand, the tv series “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” was a lot of fun, complete with Bruce Campbell in the title role and Kelly Rutherford as the ridiculously...