One of the best things about putting out a pair of Steampunk anthologies this year was getting to see the huge variety when it came to the submissions. While “Secrets and Airships” by A.F. Stewart was a rollicking airship fantasy, … Continue reading Give it a Listen! “In the Cavern of the Sleepers” a Steampunk Short Story by Ali Abbas
It has taken 10 years, but gin has grown on me. I had a hard time getting past the pine tree scent, and I am allergic to limes so the classic gin and tonic with a twist of lime was … Continue reading In The Spirit: The History of Gin & Tonic
Kit Cox, also known in Steampunk circles as Major Jack Union, writes about monsters in the steam era. Where his first book, How to Bag a Jabberwock: A Practical Guide to Monster Hunting, is more of a how-to for aspiring protectors of the Crown, The Monster Hunter is a novel about a young boy coming of age amidst the threat of these monsters. Benjamin Jackson Gaul is half-British and half-Indian, but doesn’t fit in to either place. His only real friend is his mother, whom he loses at the tender age of 12. She protects him from a mysterious creature in the tea field, but fails … Continue reading Looking for a Spooky Read for a Young Steampunk in Your Life? Check out The Monster Hunter by Kit Cox
Herbal tea was at the centre of a renewed wave of angry queueing outside Whitehall today, it has been revealed. Members of the public were seen shaking their heads, grumbling and frustratedly looking at their watches. In the meantime, the line of people swelled to over a hundred.
Excerpt from “Gentlemen of Steampunk II” by Evan Butterfield
Perhaps no single individual did more to establish the character of what we think of when we hear the phrase, “Imperial Age of Steam” than did Mr. Phenabel Dartsworth. While a minor figure in the annals of imperial history, and certainly little more than a discreet footnote in the archives of the great academies and institutes, Dartsworth nonetheless holds pride of place in the pantheon of those who made the first century of the Steam Empire what it is in the minds of men and women today. For it was Phenabel Dartsworth who, in a dimly-lit workshop situated just off the tiny kitchen of his un-noteworthy flat in the area of the central City known then as Pilford-Temmish (today’s Riverside Muse), invented the augmented disintegumentation-matrix ocular enhancement device—or, as it is more popularly known, the “goggle.”
Written by Charli Anderson Introduction Written by the collaborative penmanship of Peter Lawrence and Chris Trengove, “The Incorruptibles” is the first of a series of Steampunk Fantasy novels centred on The Smoke, and the efforts of numerous groups to overthrow the corrupt leadership. The blurb promises sex, violence, and a new, exciting perspective to Steampunk fiction, while retaining the icons of corsets, steam power and airships. The book is available to download for Kindle for free, and retailing in paperback at around £6 on Amazon. Overview Set in the Commission-controlled city-state of “The Smoke”, The Incorruptibles tells the story of Cerval Franks, a member of the … Continue reading Frankenstein Vigilante: The Incorruptibles book review