Embrace One of the “Spirits of the Season” with Apple Cider, a 19th century Favorite

I have noticed there are many brands of liquor that boast a start date sometime in the 1880’s. It made me wonder about the favorite drinks of the steam era, and started me down a delectable series of articles. I’ll … Continue reading Embrace One of the “Spirits of the Season” with Apple Cider, a 19th century Favorite

Fall in Love with Egypt Alongside the Victorians with this Egyptomania Reading List and Image Gallery

I’m posting reviews this month of a few books and movies that pay homage to ancient Egypt in addition to my Egyptomania article. But, I also created a bibliography during the course of my research in case I ever wanted … Continue reading Fall in Love with Egypt Alongside the Victorians with this Egyptomania Reading List and Image Gallery

Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Egyptomania

Napoleon’s Legacy The love affair between Western Europe and ancient Egypt can be traced to Napoleon’s invasion of Alexandria in 1798. I had always thought of the French mission to Egypt as an “expedition.” In truth it was a military maneuver aimed … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Egyptomania

Some Science Fiction and Literary Jargon to Help you Navigate Geekdom

Conventions are nothing if not a learning experience. I am always learning new things about Steampunk, and the great world of sci-fi/fantasy. At last year’s International Steampunk Symposium, I picked up some helpful new vocabulary. I hope you find it … Continue reading Some Science Fiction and Literary Jargon to Help you Navigate Geekdom

Beautiful Sculptures to take you “Under the Steam” and “Under the Sea”

Automatons need not be confined to human-shaped robots when the whole animal kingdom is out there for mad scientists to toy with! I absolutely love the combination of the organic with the constructed so I am always collecting cool images of “mechanimals.” I’ll be publishing lots of these galleries over time, but I wanted to start with our scaly friends, the fish. If you have an image to share or you see something that has been mis-attributed please let me know by leaving a comment. Continue reading Beautiful Sculptures to take you “Under the Steam” and “Under the Sea”