Get a Sneak Peek at Ch 1 of Dybbuk’s Asylum by Jack Salva

An introduction via a peculiar encounter. A gathering of colleagues for a meeting. Hostile observers with nefarious intent.   “I need you Mr. Bloodson,” pleaded a soft feminine voice. Caern jumped, startled from watching the dancers before him more by … Continue reading Get a Sneak Peek at Ch 1 of Dybbuk’s Asylum by Jack Salva

Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3

Chapter 2-The Storm Early Morning, May 27, 1896 The day had started like any other. Kate and Lord Wilson rose early as they had for the last several months. But for the month of May, their early starts had been … Continue reading Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3

The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review

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

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne Review

It’s time to return again to our regularly scheduled Jules Verne programming. Voyage au centre de la Terre is the third Verne novel I have read, and so far it is my favorite. There are multiple translations, and the names of the main characters are different depending on which one you read. I read the version where the narrator is called “Harry Lawson” rather than Axel Lidenbrock. According to Project Gutenberg, this 1871 translation I read is the most widely circulated. But it is also not as true to the original text as the 1877 version. Apparently, what I read was somewhat abridged, but was still … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne Review

A Vision for Steampunk Socialism, Guest Post by Tony Green, AKA The Steampunk Socialist

Writer and musician Anthony (Tony) Green lends his expertise to examine the possible place of Socialism within Steampunk. Take it away, Tony! The Steampunk Socialist is an invented persona that I intend to use as a multi-media creative vehicle during … Continue reading A Vision for Steampunk Socialism, Guest Post by Tony Green, AKA The Steampunk Socialist

Phoebe Darqueling Stops by Radio RetroFuture to Talk about Politics in Fiction

Radio RetroFuture is a fabulous podcast hosted by anachropunk enthusiast, Bonsart Bokel. He invited me to join fellow bloggers and artists, Bess Goden and Stephanie Kato to talk about politics in Steampunk fiction. YouTube has told him that if he … Continue reading Phoebe Darqueling Stops by Radio RetroFuture to Talk about Politics in Fiction

Every Black Day EP sampler review

I first met Dave Redford from Every Black Day at a video shoot for another band The Storm Trees. Richard Nettleship had asked for steampunks as extras in his video and we both gave our time to help make it happen. I reported on it, which you can see by following this link. Dave is also a member of Sheffield Steampunk Society so when we saw each other again – admittedly a year or so later – he gave me a CD which contains a selection of the band’s music. Every Black Day have been around since 2012 and have been working the local gig scene … Continue reading Every Black Day EP sampler review