Ghost stories appear in the folklore of countries all over the world. But ghosts as we think of them today in America and the UK where the majority of Steampunk stories occur have their roots in Spiritualism. Some people treated … Continue reading The Rise of Ghost Stories in Victorian Literature
In February 1875, the barrister and author Herman Charles Merivale (1839-1906) was committed to Ticehurst in Sussex, a private lunatic asylum owned and run by the Newington family since 1792. Having suffered from what would nowadays be deemed as depression, … Continue reading My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum, by Herman Charles Merivale; 1879
It was in the news today that a trendy interior design shop in North London decided to sell some ex-Christmas display logs that had various colours painted at one end. The price they put on each log was £10, 2 … Continue reading Steampunks are rolling in cash, right?
At Bonhams: Rare Victorian “Photographs of the Elliot Marbles” Fine Books & Collections Magazine A rare copy of Photographs of the Elliot Marbles by the Victorian photographer Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) is to be sold at Bonhams sale of Fine… Free steampunk workout videos Boing Boing Vermont, the little Holland of the United States, has been a leader in pot decriminalization, gay marriage, and socialist presidential candidates. One of… Ghost in the Machine: Steampunk & Cyberpunk Collide, as Novel Races to Rescue Personal … Digital Journal ‘Ghost in the Machine’ bucks literary trends to fuse cyberpunk, steampunk, adventure and fantasy. … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 06/03/2015