Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction and Steven Sanders

The Five Fists of Science comic book was one of the first Steampunk purchases I ever made. It is a tight little book that doesn’t waste any pages which is definitely a feat, but it did make things a little hard to follow the first time I read it. Upon my second reading, I really came to appreciate this book a lot more. The first few pages of Matt Fraction’s book (artwork by Steven Sanders) are excerpts from essays by Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla, who are also the stars of the story. Reading these essays and the character biographies that follow are very important for … Continue reading Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction and Steven Sanders

Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories book review

Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories book review: Introduction You may remember that I ran a competition a couple of years ago. It was won by an aspiring author by the name of Nemma Wollenfang. Her story, the steampunk themed gothic short Clockwork Evangeline, followed the short life of a automaton maid and her creator. It’s a beautifully written story and since then Nemma has been in regular contact to keep me up to date on her success. One such achievement is being included in a book of short science fiction stories which has been printed by Flame Tree Publishing. The book contains 35 different stories … Continue reading Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories book review