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

Announcing the Launch of a New Steampunk Web-Series, The Last Airship. First Episodes Available Now!

‘The Last Airship’ is a Steampunk Web Series about a crew who set out to prove that the days of airships aren’t over yet in their alternative Victorian era. In the first series, composed of six 6-minute episodes, the crew … Continue reading Announcing the Launch of a New Steampunk Web-Series, The Last Airship. First Episodes Available Now!

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

Embrace One of the “Spirits of the Season” with Apple Cider, a 19th century Favorite

I have noticed there are many brands of liquor that boast a start date sometime in the 1880’s. It made me wonder about the favorite drinks of the steam era, and started me down a delectable series of articles. I’ll … Continue reading Embrace One of the “Spirits of the Season” with Apple Cider, a 19th century Favorite

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a Perfect Choice for a Steampunk Monster Movie Marathon

Maybe witches aren’t your thing, so you won’t be seeing Hansel and Gretel as part of your Steampunk Halloween. But everyone likes vampires, right? In 2010, author Seth Grahame-Smith penned an alternate history featuring America’s favorite president and pitted him against the forces of darkness. His vision became a movie in 2012 and it is another awesome choice for any steam-inspired fright fest. What is it About? Abe’s (Benjamin Walker) sojourn into the vampiric underworld starts when he is a child, though he doesn’t know it. His mother falls victim to a mysterious disease after his father stands up to his ruthless his boss, Jack Barts … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a Perfect Choice for a Steampunk Monster Movie Marathon