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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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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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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Attack of the Atomic Airships book review

Attack of the Atomic Airships by Steven Harrison

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Introduction
Great steampunk adventures do not feel complete without airships, action, adventure and Queensbury rules. Attack of the Atomic Airships! is a fantastic book filled with adventures, mechanical wonders and an abundance of humour that would be a great read for most young adults. This book can be found on Amazon.co.uk brand new priced at £6.99 and is also available on Kindle for £1.98. Continue reading

Interview with Scarlet Butterfly

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Scarlet Butterfly has burst onto the steampunk scene in the past year with a unique act which involves moving around on a pole, making it look far easier than I’m inclined to think that it really is. One delightful summer evening, we had a wonderful chat about the inspiration for her character Scarlet Butterfly, the idea of Fairies and how hurtling to the ground at terminal velocity is actually a good thing. Continue reading

BMW Z4 gets a steampunk themed makeover

Carlex Design BMW Z4 steampunk upgradePolish company Carlex Design have unveiled a BMW Z4 with an interesting steampunk look. The prestigious car modification experts have used a blend of steampunk based components to create the classic look which they’ve nicknamed PUNK Z”. Continue reading