One of steampunk’s more popular storyline settings is the Western (often falling/crossing over into “weird west”). Phoebe Darqueling’s latest, No Rest for the Wicked, is a fresh interpretation of the classic Western. In No Rest, the reader meets Viola, a … Continue reading Review of No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling
No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling Other people just think they’re “haunted by the past.” In Vi’s case, it’s true. Clairvoyant Viola Thorne wants to forget about her days of grifting and running errands for ghosts. The problem? Playing it safe is dull. So when a dead stranger begs for her help, Vi jumps at the chance to dust off her hustling skills. The unlikely companions are soon tangling with bandits, cheating at cards, and loving every minute. Then she finds out who referred him, and Vi has to face both a past and ex-partner that refuse to … Continue reading Read the Blurb for No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling, Available in Print Tomorrow!
Steampunk Journal editor Phoebe Darqueling is releasing her second novel at the end of the month through Black Rose Writing. No Rest for the Wicked is the story of a con woman who is forced out of retirement in 1871 … Continue reading Get No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling for 15% Off until March 28
Boston Metaphysical Society Release First Novel at Gaslight Expo BURBANK, CA. Madeleine Holly-Rosing, writer/creator of the steampunk comic Boston Metaphysical Society announced the release of the first novel set in this alternate-history universe at Gaslight Expo in San Diego, CA … Continue reading Boston Metaphysical Society Releases First Novel, A Storm of Secrets
To the Home Cinema! -A Steampunk Journal Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle” by Victoria L. Szulc Houdini & Doyle is a television program loosely based on the friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. The show aired in the U.K., U.S. and Canada in 2016. In the series, the keen sleuth and famous escape artist investigate both paranormal and human events. They are soon joined by the plucky London Constable Adelaide Stratton in their adventures. Victorian Murders and Mysteries From the very first episode, involving the questionable death of a nun in the Magdalene Laundries, we see the friction between Doyle, … Continue reading To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”
Rational vs. Rationale The Industrial Revolution saw the rise of many dichotomies that somehow managed to live side by side. During the 19th century science itself was akin to magic. This seems strange to us when we can get information … Continue reading Why so much Supernatural even in an Age of Reason? (Part 1/2)