Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Present

The laptop that started it all
The first Datamancer steampunk laptop

Considering the fact that we’re submerged in a culture that hasn’t moved past design of the 19th century, incorporating the present day into steampunk is both challenging and inventive. One of my favourite parts of steampunk is taking something completely modern and giving it a design that looks like it was made over 100 years ago. Nobody did that better than Datamancer, in my opinion, although there are some wonderful creators on the scene now. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Present”

Steampunk Emporium book review

Steampunk Emporium cover
Steampunk Emporium cover

Introduction
Steampunk Emporium is a “How-To” book written by Jema Hewitt who is arguably better known by her alter ego Emilly Ladybird. The book shows aspiring steampunk creators how to make their own “jewellery, devices and cogs” from a variety of materials. The list price is $27.99 USD (£17.99) although I found one online for as little as $16.79 (£10.79). Continue reading “Steampunk Emporium book review”

Steven Moffat confirms Sherlock will be set in Victorian London

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during...
Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during filming of Sherlock. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I reported last February that images of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman wearing what looked like Victorian clothing had been released to the public. I speculated that it was a scene from an episode in the new series. However, Steven Moffat who co-created the series with Mark Gatiss who plays Mycroft Holmes – Sherlock’s brother – has confirmed that there will be a special one-off episode that will see our heroes in a Victorian London setting. Continue reading “Steven Moffat confirms Sherlock will be set in Victorian London”