Get a Sneak Peek at Ch 1 of Dybbuk’s Asylum by Jack Salva

An introduction via a peculiar encounter. A gathering of colleagues for a meeting. Hostile observers with nefarious intent.   “I need you Mr. Bloodson,” pleaded a soft feminine voice. Caern jumped, startled from watching the dancers before him more by … Continue reading Get a Sneak Peek at Ch 1 of Dybbuk’s Asylum by Jack Salva

Listen to “Secrets and Airships”, a Steampunk Short Story Written by A.F. Stewart

Have a hankering for a Steampunk story but tired of so much screen time? I’ve got an audio recording of A.F. Stewart’s Secrets and Airships, which is one of the amazing tales in the Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages anthology. The … Continue reading Listen to “Secrets and Airships”, a Steampunk Short Story Written by A.F. Stewart

Review: The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, by Natasha Pulley

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

Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Owl Dance by David Lee Summers Review

I married into a very interesting family. Most of them are Mennonites (though not as Amish as you might think), but a few of them are Baha’i. If you aren’t familiar, this faith is largely based on peaceful coexistence and equality. I’d never encountered a Baha’i character in literature before. But Owl Dance features a main character who brings her belief system to the rugged Southern US when she leaves Persia. Fatemeh, and her strange propensity for talking to and understanding owls, play a major role in the fate of the entire world in this weird West Steampunk tale. When she arrives in Socorro, New Mexico, … Continue reading Owl Dance by David Lee Summers Review