Fans clamour for University Professor’s next steampunk novel

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Book Launch for Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan

Rod Duncan, who teaches Creative Writing at DMU, in Leicester, has attracted a growing fan base after the debut novel in his series – called The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter – was nominated for the prestigious Philip K Dick Award and earned plaudits from critics in the UK and the US. Continue reading

Interview with Curtis Allen – Steampunk illustrator

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The Original St Valentine’s Day Cogginton card

Curtis Allen is a UK based illustrator. He lives in Birmingham and has been drawing for as long as he can remember and interestingly, even at a young age, had a tendency to draw things that were broken. In his Steampunk Journal interview, he tells us of his inspirations, aspirations and how a favourable comment from Professor Elemental (he gets everywhere) validated his work. Continue reading

Are Steampunk and Dieselpunk intertwined?

Sky Captain

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

On 20th May, there was a special big screen showing of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Frequently, this can be misconstrued as a steampunk title on Facebook pages. Continue reading

Interview with Eva Gordon – steampunk author

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Hand of Miriam by Eva Gordon

In the past Eva Gordon has been better known for her fantasy novels, but recently her love of the Victorian era has combined and encouraged her to write steampunk. Now with her novel “Hand of Miriam” available on Amazon, Eva has spoken to me about writing steampunk novels, mummies and travelling the world on her steampunk airship. Continue reading

The Steampunk Company

Company spotlight

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Copyright The Steampunk Company, used with permission

The Steampunk Company is an Australian steampunk clothing company, set up in 2011 by Lisa Townsend. She sees steampunk as “the future that never happened, but still could” and with that kind of inspirational outlook on life, she designs her clothing to be able to be worn as everyday wear and not just for events or weekends out with fellow steampunks. Continue reading

From Kaos, comes superb photography

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Copyright Johnny Kaos, used with permission

I’ve been contacted by a young gentleman by the rather curious name of Johnny Kaos. He’s a photographer who wanted to show off his work to the wider world and chose Steampunk Journal as the means to do it. Continue reading

How to proclaim yourself King of Steampunk

This is a really interesting project for me, because there are plenty of people in the world who have recognised themselves as steampunks long before I did. So why does that make me the person to write guidelines on the subject? Continue reading