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

Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Future

The Future can be a confusing part of steampunk. Not everyone realises what an integral part of the culture it is. We all know that science fiction is one of the foundations, but still people argue that steampunk ends at the World Wars. If that’s the case, then there can be no future for steampunk. I don’t mean that literally, I mean there can be no steampunks from or in the future. Obviously science fiction doesn’t just mean the future, however this part of time is largely ignored. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Future”

Steampunk news round up 28/11/2013

Pagani Huarya hypercar interior
Pagani Huarya hypercar with steampunk inspired interior

Good day to you, dear reader. You’re obviously salivating at the prospect of the news items I received in my intray this week. Read on and learn of the wonders of a steampunk supercar. Look on in awe at the steampunk train station and learn of yet another play being given a steampunk work over. Continue reading “Steampunk news round up 28/11/2013”

Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up

Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up
Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up

This year’s Upstate Steampunk Extravanganza and Meet-Up will be held in the Hilton Garden Inn, Anderson, SC on November 15, 16 and 17 2013.

It looks to be full of all sorts of wonderful and interesting things to do including an introduction to steampunk which will be held in a Victorian schoolroom.

There will also be  music, literature and Steampunk Boba Fett amidst the throng of activity. It looks to be a wonderful event. Continue reading “Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up”