Over the past 12 months, Victor Sierra have really upped their game in the UK steampunk scene. They’ve always been there, pottering about in the fringes – popular in mainland Europe and with a steadily growing fanbase in the UK. Since appearing at The Asylum in 2017, they’ve increased their visibility. They are highly active on social media and are performing at more events such as Hebden Bridge Steampunk weekend and Northstar. Victor Sierra consists of three members; Commander Bob, The Legendary Converted Princess and Big Machine. Commander Bob and Converted Princess are co-founders of the group and provide the main bulk of vocals. On Manchurian … Continue reading The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review
Sponsored Post Steampunk is a beloved genre of literature, comic books, and animation. It is certainly the one with perhaps the most spectacular examples of cosplay ever created, yet is surprisingly absent from the silver screen – as in productions … Continue reading SPONSORED POST Steampunk in Movies: Do These Count?
It was a Tuesday afternoon. I remember, because the day before had been a Monday, and I’d recently confirmed my suspicions on the order of these things. Professor Montmorency Robinson-Heath, the learned boffin with whom I had long been acquainted, … Continue reading A Brief History of Time Machines
Strange Fictions Press launches a raucous and randy new title: POISON AND MERCY: A GIRLS’ ADVENTURE – an alternative history Steampunk spoof that evokes the underground erotica of the Victorian era. Mirroring the debauchery of London’s late 19th century Holywell Street … Continue reading POISON AND MERCY: A GIRLS’ ADVENTURE
Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin From an exciting new voice in contemporary Irish literature comes a lyrical coming-of-age tale about friendship, ambition, and creation in the face of destruction. Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand. … Continue reading Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
Author Leonardo Ramirez highlights the importance of family with his new Steampunk Middle Grade release. “Peer pressure can be toxic when it tries to infuse habits that are damaging to self, especially when it comes to children and teenagers. Family can be a compass that guides us to our ultimate destiny and a shield against influences that try to degrade its values and cohesiveness,” the author believes. The Jupiter Chronicles Book 3: The Orb of Terra In the tradition of “City of Ember”, “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Star Wars”, this family adventure is a high stakes space race to save … Continue reading Jupiter Chronicles 3: The Orb of Terra released
“Holmes, in truth, was in very poor shape. It was fifteen years since he and I had stumbled upon a new world – a world of magic and ancient evils – a world in which the rationality, the rule of … Continue reading The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities by James Lovegrove
Bonsart Bokel is a familiar name in the British and European steampunk community. He came into steampunk around 2010 from a background in 14th century re-enactment. During his time there he watched a lot of anime and was drawn in … Continue reading Interview with Bonsart Bokel
The Orb of Terra (The Jupiter Chronicles Book 3) Author: Leonardo Ramirez FIND YOUR DESTINY. -Book 3- Will Ian’s quest to find his destiny away from Jupiter lead to Earth’s untimely demise? As he struggles with his identity, Ian … Continue reading Read the Synopsis for Jupiter Chronicles 3: Orb of Terra, a Middle Grade Steampunk Adventure
If you’re a steampunk of any level of interest, you must have heard the word “Asylum” bandied around recently. Unless you live under a rock. Or under a big pile of socks which happen to provide superb sound proofing. Or if you’ve been on a trip to Pluto to collect vital rock samples and regrettably didn’t return until after the August bank Holiday.
An event attended by thousands of steampunks and non-steampunks alike, this year reached around the 120,000 mark over the course of the extended weekend. Continue reading “Weekend at the Asylum 9 report”