Steampunk Birds Image Gallery

To complement my guest post about the history of avian automatons I did for the Army of Brass blog tour, I wanted to share this lovely gallery of Steampunk and mechanical bird images I’ve collected for inspiration. The artist names are in the image titles. Order your e-book copy of Army of Brass for $.99 for a limited time. 10% of the Collaborative Writing Challenge’s proceeds go to the charity IBBY, which promotes literacy in children. We’ve also got a giveaway going on, so don’t miss your chance enter to win e-books from our Army of Brass contributing authors. Blog … Continue reading Steampunk Birds Image Gallery

Artist Spotlight – Evan Butterfield

Excerpt from “Gentlemen of Steampunk II” by Evan Butterfield Master Aengineer Tobey Fenloque is one of the most little-known of the early Steam Age pioneers, although his work was amongst the most visible at the time, and remains so today. Still, while schoolchildren can cadently recite the Rhyme of the Four Founders (“Thornbrussel, Mayben, and Pembrooke, and Bell/These are the men we remember so well…”), it is to Fenloque’s work that they owe the rhythms of their daily lives. For it was Tobey Fenloque whose insights and invention drove the steamification of Tall Tom himself, and enshrined that massive timepiece … Continue reading Artist Spotlight – Evan Butterfield

Artist Spotlight – Evan Butterfield

Sir Derevish MontbollardSir Derevish Montbollard displays a prototype of his patented Personal Mobile Telegraphonic Device (P.M.T.D.), a wrist-mounted, self-powered telegraph destined to revolutionize human communications by making telegraphic interactions as simple as plugging one’s P.M.T.D. into the growing number of public telegraphic ports, instantly connecting the individual’s device with an international wired network. Continue reading “Artist Spotlight – Evan Butterfield”

Artist spotlight – Evan Butterfield

Phenabel Dartsworth

Excerpt from “Gentlemen of Steampunk II” by Evan Butterfield

Perhaps no single individual did more to establish the character of what we think of when we hear the phrase, “Imperial Age of Steam” than did Mr. Phenabel Dartsworth. While a minor figure in the annals of imperial history, and certainly little more than a discreet footnote in the archives of the great academies and institutes, Dartsworth nonetheless holds pride of place in the pantheon of those who made the first century of the Steam Empire what it is in the minds of men and women today. For it was Phenabel Dartsworth who, in a dimly-lit workshop situated just off the tiny kitchen of his un-noteworthy flat in the area of the central City known then as Pilford-Temmish (today’s Riverside Muse), invented the augmented disintegumentation-matrix ocular enhancement device—or, as it is more popularly known, the “goggle.”

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Emma Brackenbury – steampunk jewellery maker

I met lots of lovely people while visiting the Alternative & Burlesque Fair in Sheffield. One such person was Emma Brackenbury. Emma is a costume jewellery maker that she designs and makes with elements of steampunk. Her table was scattered with oddities and curios that she’d made. Some only taking a matter of days, which – to me – shows a degree of skill that some of us can only dream of. With any luck, I’ll be getting a review sample in, so you can all appreciate her work. In the mean time, you can interface with her on Facebook … Continue reading Emma Brackenbury – steampunk jewellery maker