I Fell in Love with Old West During a Cross-Country Drive and Gold Rush Days in Sacramento

After over a year living in Greece and Bulgaria back in 2015, the Mister and I decided to take our time getting out to California. We hung out with family, relaxed, and took a looooooong drive from Michigan to the … Continue reading I Fell in Love with Old West During a Cross-Country Drive and Gold Rush Days in Sacramento

Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales – Anthology Review by Guest Writer Danielle Miller

Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales Guest Review by Danielle Miller What would the fairy tales and legends of a steampunk world be? Danielle Miller investigates this collection of retold tales. What is Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales About? This collection of seven short stories was the brainchild of Crysta K. Coburn. She came up with the idea to compile steampunk versions of classic fairy tales and legends. Enough fellow authors took the bait, and this book is the result. The first of the tales is “The Clockwork Nightingale” by Bess Raechel Goden, a retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story. “Sleeping Steaming … Continue reading Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales – Anthology Review by Guest Writer Danielle Miller

Where Steampunk Meets “Once Upon a Time…” The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales is Available Now!

About The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales “Once upon a time” is a phrase that immediately conjures images of enchantment. Royal balls, magical creatures, love at first sight… We are taken to a fantasy world where anything is … Continue reading Where Steampunk Meets “Once Upon a Time…” The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales is Available Now!

Phoebe’s Been Writing a Ton of Guest Posts for the Army of Brass Blog Tour. Check em Out!

If you haven’t seen me around the Journal much over the past few weeks, it’s because I’ve been hard at work doing guest posts all over the aetherweb to get the word out about Army of Brass. Here’s a little … Continue reading Phoebe’s Been Writing a Ton of Guest Posts for the Army of Brass Blog Tour. Check em Out!

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Review

Even if people aren’t a fan of science fiction, chances are they have seen the 1954 Disney movie, or at least heard of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In my review of Around the World in 80 Days, you probably picked up on the fact I’m only lukewarm on Jules Verne’s writing style. On the other hand, I’ve read a few different Steampunk books that use Captain Nemo as a character, so I wanted to go back to the original source to learn a bit more. About the Book It all begins with the mysterious disappearances of various vessels in 1866. Many believe a giant sea creature is … Continue reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Review

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose Farmer Review

Whenever I go a-searching for used science fiction books, I run across several by Philip Jose Farmer. The ones I did find were about space travel and other worlds, but his Steampunk books take place in the alternative past right here at home. But somehow I could never find any in his “Wold Newton” series. Eventually, I ordered The Other Log of Phileas Fogg online. I was so excited when the new edition arrived at my door, especially because of the sweet airship on the cover. Unfortunately, the dirigible of the futuristic past does not actually make an appearance anywhere in the story! And that is only … Continue reading The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose Farmer Review