Frankenstein Vigilante: The Incorruptibles book review

Written by Charli Anderson Introduction Written by the collaborative penmanship of Peter Lawrence and Chris Trengove, “The Incorruptibles” is the first of a series of Steampunk Fantasy novels centred on The Smoke, and the efforts of numerous groups to overthrow the corrupt leadership. The blurb promises sex, violence, and a new, exciting perspective to Steampunk fiction, while retaining the icons of corsets, steam power and airships. The book is available to download for Kindle for free, and retailing in paperback at around £6 on Amazon. Overview Set in the Commission-controlled city-state of “The Smoke”, The Incorruptibles tells the story of Cerval Franks, a member of the … Continue reading Frankenstein Vigilante: The Incorruptibles book review

Victorian dating book is surprisingly accurate today

Advice for Single Women by Haydn Brown
Advice for Single Women by Haydn Brown

A book that was written in the Victorian era by a relatively unknown author has been republished by the British Library Publishing Division. It’s now enjoying a flurry of interest because the advice given actually links well to singletons in modern day Britain.
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Steampunks and servants


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Back in August, I wrote an article in response to a rant on iO9 about how steampunks and other historical re-enactors only concentrate on the lighter, shinier side of the past and ignore the grimy, pestilence ridden side of it. You can read the article here.

In this article, Andrew Knighton considers the use of servants in a steampunk universe and ponders why they might not be present in stories. Continue reading “Steampunks and servants”

The Adventures of Alan Shaw book review

the adventures of alan shawIntroduction
The Adventures of Alan Shaw follows a young boy as he gets into various scrapes in the mid-19th century. These aren’t run of the mill scrapes, though. They involve brass robots and mechanical squid among many other wonderful creations. Written by Craig Hallam, The Adventures of Alan Shaw is available for £3.50 for Kindle or £8.99 via Amazon. Continue reading “The Adventures of Alan Shaw book review”

Attack of the Atomic Airships book review

Attack of the Atomic Airships by Steven Harrison
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Introduction
Great steampunk adventures do not feel complete without airships, action, adventure and Queensbury rules. Attack of the Atomic Airships! is a fantastic book filled with adventures, mechanical wonders and an abundance of humour that would be a great read for most young adults. This book can be found on Amazon.co.uk brand new priced at £6.99 and is also available on Kindle for £1.98. Continue reading “Attack of the Atomic Airships book review”

Ali Baba and the Clockwork Djinn review

Steampunk Fairie tale
Ali Baba and the Clockwork Djinn front cover

Review written by Louise Segar

Introduction
This is a new take on the Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty-Thieves – Ali’s family have a secret. When he receives a puzzle box from his father and a summons to return home he sets off on his journey. Ali Baba and the Clockwork Djinn costs around $3.12 for Kindle or $12.26 in paperback if you buy it from Amazon. The link to do so is at the bottom of the review. Continue reading “Ali Baba and the Clockwork Djinn review”

“Coyote: The Outlander” steampunk book

The Dutch publisher, Tip My Hat, proudly announces the release of its newest book series, “Coyote: The Outlander”, by Chantal Noordeloos. “In addition to being a great book for lovers of the Steampunk genre,” says TMH, “it presents a new reading experience by offering a Second Screen that gives readers access to free content relevant to the part of the book they are reading. To unlock the content, one need simply to read the book and use the codes in various chapters. Currently, the readers can access extra story lines, listen to background music, or learn more about the author … Continue reading “Coyote: The Outlander” steampunk book