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

A Review of “A Dream of Emerald Skies” by Victoria Szulc

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

Steamy Cogs: A Collection of Steampunk Romances, Guest Review by Thessalonica Jones

Steamy Cogs: A Collection of Steampunk Romances Anthology by Bess Hamilton, Laurie Stewart, Jessica Ripley, and Bonnie Lynn Carroll Who says Adventure is not for the “Weaker Sex”? The Steamy Heroines in this collection of Romantic Escapades certainly would say … Continue reading Steamy Cogs: A Collection of Steampunk Romances, Guest Review by Thessalonica Jones

Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown

Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown, a guest review by Nils Nisse Visser. Like to indulge in the phantasmal during the spectral month of October?  Hopeless, Maine is what you’re looking for. Mind you, it’s sublimely moody in other months as well. The series is drawn by Tom Brown, written by Nimue Brown, and published by Sloth Comics. It currently consists of Hopeless, Maine 1: The Gathering, and Hopelesss, Maine 2: Sinners. The Gathering incorporates two previously separately published volumes, Personal Demons and Inheritance. The graphic novels are available at most major online retailers. DREAMTIME The plot of both The Gathering and Sinners is … Continue reading Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown

Letters Between Gentlemen by Professor Elemental & Nimue Brown, a guest review by Nils Nisse Visser.

A Rollercoaster Ride The format of Letters Between Gentlemen by Professor Elemental and Nimue Brown is presented as an exchange of letters and notes. The main correspondents are detective Algernon Spoon and Professor Elemental. Others contribute as well, such as the scatter-brained Horatio Plunkett and his sister Maude. The writers also include secret admirers, victims of Professor Elemental’s madcap inventions, as well as a nest of seditious mice, to name a few. Algernon Spoon is investigating some suspicious activities involving Professor Elemental and Horatio Plunkett. Don’t expect the narrative flow to take you gently from A to B. Instead, prepare to be swept along by torrential … Continue reading Letters Between Gentlemen by Professor Elemental & Nimue Brown, a guest review by Nils Nisse Visser.

Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters Review

I ran across this one in a second-hand store months ago, but I hadn’t had the chance yet to read. Whitechapel Gods was always pulling at me from the bookshelf (I think it was those smoldering eyes on the cover), and a six-hour round trip bus ride gave me plenty of time to consume and digest this very colorful creation by S. M. Peters. What is Whitechapel Gods About? But when I say “colorful” please do not picture a rainbow. This is a dark tale of humankind caught in the middle of a millennia-old struggle between beings of great power who use their influence to wage … Continue reading Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters Review