A Murderous Relation: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, by Deanna Raybourn. Reviewed by Gregory G.H. Rihn I have reviewed the “Veronica Speedwell Mysteries” as being of interest to Steampunk readers, since they share many of the tropes Steampunks enjoy: Victorian science, eccentric characters, and crime detection. In A Murderous Relation, it isAutumn, 1888: “Jack the Ripper” stalks the East End, and the eye of suspicion falls everywhere, including on members of the Royal Family. Veronica and Stoker have finally agreed to act on the acknowledged sexual attraction between them, but, both being closet romantics, have to agree on a suitable time … Continue reading Family Fiends
Hello Lovelies: As we continue to acclimate to a new normal, online entertainment continues to thrive and delight viewers. Performers have adjusted schedules to doing FB and Instagram live shows and interviews. One such gentlemen, Thomas Benjamin Wild, Esq. took … Continue reading A Polite Chat with Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq.
Hello Lovelies! A splendid group of talented steampunk performers recently put together an amazing song and video to support the International Red Cross during this virus crisis. Please take a gander and donate if you are able. Information on how … Continue reading Divided We Stand-Music to Support the International Red Cross
Agatha H. and the Siege of Mechanicsburg: A Girl Genius Novel, by Phil & Kaja Foglio. Reviewed by Gregory G.H. Rihn Ok, full disclosure, here. I’m a huge fan of Girl Genius, and I have been ever since it started out as a paper comic book. I’ve bought all the bound volumes, and backed all the Kickstarters. That said, I’m here to convince you that reading the novel adaptations is not just a symptom of fanboy completionism. The books expand upon what is happening in the comic strip. Since these are allegedly history texts prepared by the Foglios in their … Continue reading Is Mechanicsburg Burning?
Hello Lovelies: In this time of the virus, I continue to catch up on my pile of steamy media, books, movies, music and such, to enjoy and review for the Journal. I stumbled across Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick, as a … Continue reading A Review of Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick
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
Hello Lovelies! As the temps start to warm and many of us are ready for escape from cabin fever and the virus, we turn to brisk drinks to cool the palate. One such drink, lemonade, has been a favorite for … Continue reading A Brief History of Lemonade
Welcome back to another post about fun Steampunk movies for the whole family to help keep steam-parents sane during the lock down. Steam Boy is a wonderful choice for kids and adults. The director, Katsuhiro Otomo, is best known … Continue reading Counting Down Family-Friendly Steampunk Movies: Steamboy (2004)
Though I am sure many of you had already heard of both The Golden Compass and The City of Ember movies, I bet a lot fewer of you knew about this little gem. What is The Adventurer: Curse of … Continue reading Counting Down Family-Friendly Steampunk Movies: The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box (2013)