A Review of the Latest from Thomas B. Wild, Esq., “A Quiet Night In”

Hello Lovelies: Thomas B. Wild, Esq. has recently released his follow-up to “Awkward Encounters While Walking my Dog”, which included the viral “I’ve No More Fucks To Give”, with the charming “A Quiet Night In”. Like its predecessor, “Quiet” skewers … Continue reading A Review of the Latest from Thomas B. Wild, Esq., “A Quiet Night In”

Geneva Steam Con 2020, The Last Hot Time—

Daring the COVID-19 pandemic (which at that time was not an official crisis in Wisconsin yet) we attended Geneva Steam Convention. We knew that this was to be the last Geneva Steam Con, as the small but doughty band of organizers have decided to commit energies elsewhere for the forseeable future, but, as it turned out, may be the last fannish gathering, Steampunk or otherwise, for some time to come. Just as we came home from the con, governmental responses to the epidemic were ramping up, and, by this writing, we are beginning the second week of government “stay at … Continue reading Geneva Steam Con 2020, The Last Hot Time—

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

For Hopeless Romantics-A Review and Look Back at “Somewhere in Time”

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”