The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, by Natasha Pulley: reviewed by Gregory G. H. Rihn The Lost Future of Pepperharrow is the third book by Natasha Pulley set in the world of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Unlike The Bedlam Stacks, which was a prequel of sorts, The Lost Future of Pepperharrow is a direct sequel to Watchmaker. In Lost Future, Mori has gone back to Japan, via Russia. His old schoolmate, Kuroda, has become Prime Minister of Japan. The Imperial Russian Fleet is staging provocative maneuvers in sight of the Japanese coast, Kuroda has ordered a fleet of new warships … Continue reading Review: The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, by Natasha Pulley
Well regarded as the father of science fiction, HG Wells is synonymous with Martian invasions, invisible men, time travel and… Lego? This fantastic recreation of The Time Machine (2002 movie of the same title), comes from Lego enthusiast Darren Jones. … Continue reading Your Vote Can Bring HG Wells’ Time Machine to Life – in LEGO!
I first encountered Vardo at TeslaCon, and seeing as how they are from Wisconsin, this should come as no surprise. I was supposed to catch up with Chad at the 2019 event, but I was so beat from my whirlwind, … Continue reading Big Things on the Horizon for Chad Canfield and the Band “Vardo”
Hello Lovelies: I am a romantic fool. There, I said it. I am a sucker for a good rom com, but even more so for a classic romantic flick, like “Somewhere in Time”. If you’re more of a black heart, perhaps this review is better pushed aside. For my sappy happy darlings, read on. On October 3, 1980, the deliciously sweet “Somewhere in Time” graced movie screens for the first time. It is a story of a man reaching through the past to find an apparent lost love. Although not truly steampunk, it does have lovely Edwardian sensibility and style … Continue reading For Hopeless Romantics-A Review and Look Back at “Somewhere in Time”
Hello Lovelies: Last week I was honored to juror and attend a brilliant steampunk art show, St. Louis Steampunk 5, in the fabulous historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, MO, USA. The show was curated by resident artists Garrett Roberts … Continue reading St. Louis Steampunk 5
Steampunk books largely fall within three categories. There are altered histories, where stories take place in the “real” world but with changes. Then there are stories set in purely fantastical realms. And finally, there are books that take readers between … Continue reading A Review of “A Dream of Emerald Skies” by Victoria Szulc
If you have heard of this place, it is probably from reading Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. Phileas Fogg’s journey began at The Reform (as it is colloquially named) over a game of cards, and ended in … Continue reading A Taste of Victoriana: The Reform Club
Back when I used to work at Michaels craft stores, adult coloring books were all the rage. Though most of us probably haven’t picked up crayons for a while, there is real research that shows that coloring is a great … Continue reading Steampunk Journey: A Clockwork Coloring Book Review
What is “Impure Blood” About? Dubbed the “Abomination” because of his appearance, enslaved gladiator, Roan, carries within his human body the blood of a mystical and nearly extinct race known as the Ancients. He jumps at the prospect of freedom … Continue reading Graphic Novel “Impure Blood” is Coming to Hardcover!
BURBANK, CA. Madeleine Holly-Rosing, writer/creator of the comic Boston Metaphysical Society announced the launch of her campaign to fund the printing of Boston Metaphysical Society: Ghosts and Demons as well as their first coloring book with twenty illustrations by Alejandro … Continue reading Boston Metaphysical Society Comic Introduces Its First Ever Coloring Book in Crowdfunding Campaign to Print the Next Short Graphic Novel