The Faraday Cage Short Story Collection Review

What is The Faraday Cage? A collection of five Steampunk stories set in a world where Tesla discovered the key to anti-gravity. From there, the sky is no longer the limit, and the people of the steam-era take to space. From the Voidships website: Style Voidships features the classic steampunk tropes of steam-powered dirigibles, spacecraft, even giant mechs. But in keeping with the “Hard Steampunk” ethos, these are all derived from the root technology of Tesla sails. Voidships technology is beautiful Victorian engineering, but practical rather than fanciful. Where possible, voidships have panelled walls and baroque furniture, but in the greasy engine rooms and shipyards decoration … Continue reading The Faraday Cage Short Story Collection Review

The history of the Corset

English: Corset from 1902. Il y a des femmes q...
English: Corset from 1902. Il y a des femmes qui lassent leurs amants plus vite que leur corset. (There are women who tire of their lovers faster than their corsets.) From La Vie Parisienne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The corset is a staple outfit accessory of the steampunk lady. There are many reasons why steampunks think they have to wear them from thinking that it’s a requirement of an outfit, to simply wondering if they can squeeze into it. The history of the corset is fascinating and in this article, I’m looking at where it came from and how fashions changing through the centuries have forged it into the shape we know today. Continue reading “The history of the Corset”

The Steampunk Company

Company spotlight

Copyright The Steampunk Company, used with permission
Copyright The Steampunk Company, used with permission

The Steampunk Company is an Australian steampunk clothing company, set up in 2011 by Lisa Townsend. She sees steampunk as “the future that never happened, but still could” and with that kind of inspirational outlook on life, she designs her clothing to be able to be worn as everyday wear and not just for events or weekends out with fellow steampunks. Continue reading “The Steampunk Company”

Concerning steampunks

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Steampunk is a wonderful culture that is more of a movement than a fashion statement and more of a way of life than a hobby. Being a steampunk means becoming part of a global community where Victorian principles of politeness and etiquette are blended with 21st century tolerance and acceptance. To be a steampunk means to be splendid to everyone. There’s a wonderful array of people that enjoy steampunk. You don’t have to be from a particular somewhere, like a certain type of person or even be in the right skin. Hopefully your new journey through steampunk will be one filled with joy, laughter and cake. Continue reading “Concerning steampunks”