Steampunk Style competition winner announced!

steampunk_style_COMPETITION_GRAPHIC_WINNERYou may remember I began a competition to win a copy of Steampunk Style – the wonderful steampunk How-To book with oriental inspiration. You can read the review by following the link below.
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George Mann releases Ghosts of Manhattan

Those jolly fellows at Titan Publications have announced a new book from George Mann. Ghosts of Manhattan is set in a not-too-distant steampunk future. The roaring ’20’s are in full swing except the world is still full of steam and airships, mobsters and World War I heroes.
I’ve requested a review copy as it looks thrilling. If you’d like to review the book on behalf of Steampunk Journal, get in touch for full details.

Press release:

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1926, New York. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. It’s the roaring twenties but not as history remembers it. Coal-powered cars line the streets of Manhattan, while zeppelins and biplanes occupy the skies. And the US is locked in a bitter cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe.  Continue reading

League of S.T.E.A.M. return for third series

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The highly-anticipated 3rd season of The Adventures of the League of S.T.E.A.M. web series kicks off today with “Now You See Me…” – the first of 10 thrilling new episodes. Continue reading

Which are the most steampunk films ever made?

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Will Smith and Kevin Kline

Filmonic posted an interesting article earlier this year which showed a list of the 11 (why that particular number is beyond me when 10 is a perfectly rounded figure) films ever made that have a steampunk element. Continue reading

Why are steampunks being blamed for a lack of smallpox?

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iO9 talk about the Forrest Gump effect

Back in January 2014 I reviewed a pleasant book by the Sheffield Science Fiction writers. It contained a foreword by noted SF writer Ian Sales who was polite enough to point out that steampunk only takes the desirable elements of the Victorian era, missing out the less desirable parts.

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A Steampunk Guide to Tea Duelling book review

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A Steampunk Guide to Tea Dueling by Khurt Khave

Introduction
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Tea Duelling, it’s a high pressure, high octane game of wits, intelligence, timing, bravery and strong biscuits. A Steampunk Guide to Tea Duelling is a handy book designed at shining a guiding light on a successful duel. Written by Kurt Khave, a paperback copy costs around $9 from Amazon. Continue reading