Jacq of Spades is a Fabulous Mash-up of Noir and Steampunk

What is Jacq of Spades About? Yes, you read it correctly; the title is Jacq of Spades with a “q.” The fearless heroin in this first installment of the Red Dog Conspiracy is named Jacqueline Spadros. She married into one of the four crime families who run the city with an iron grip. Her position should keep her safe, but Jacqueline can’t leave her past, nor the people who still live in her old neighborhood behind. As a detective, she’s been able to solve every case so far. But she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery that centers on the symbol of a red dog … Continue reading Jacq of Spades is a Fabulous Mash-up of Noir and Steampunk

Get Your Coloring Page and a Sneak Peek at Ch. 1 of The Orb of Terra, a Middle Grade Steampunk Adventure by Leonardo Ramirez

Get your coloring page below! Pre-order now The Hand That Guides   February 20, 1892 in the skies above the Planet Jupiter… “With this orb, I can have even more control over…” Emperor Phobos stopped for a moment when he … Continue reading Get Your Coloring Page and a Sneak Peek at Ch. 1 of The Orb of Terra, a Middle Grade Steampunk Adventure by Leonardo Ramirez

Check out the Synopsis for The Secret Notebook of Michael Faraday by Michael Tierney

Nicodemus Boffin, a uncommonly clever boy growing up in the ash heaps of East London, reaches the pinnacles of British science when he is mentored by the great scientist, Michael Faraday. When Nicodemus finds a secret laboratory notebook in which … Continue reading Check out the Synopsis for The Secret Notebook of Michael Faraday by Michael Tierney

Steampunk Book Review: Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Book 1) by Cassandra Clare

When I decided to start blogging about Steampunk, one of the first things I did was head to my local library. The more I learned about Steampunk, the more I realized I had a lot of reading to do! I picked up a mix of classic sci-fi like H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, but I had also heard good things about Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices trilogy so in I decided to read a mix of the old and the new at the same time. My reviews of classic books don’t fit as well here at Steampunk Journal as they did on my old blog, … Continue reading Steampunk Book Review: Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Book 1) by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: The Clockwork Giant (Chroniker City) by Brooke Johnson

Originally posted on Brian Rush:
This review is something of a departure for this blog, because The Clockwork Giant and its sequel, Le Theatre Mechanique, are not fantasy properly so called; they are young-adult steampunk, classic variety, set in Victorian England, with no magic, quasi-humans, deities or devils or superbeings, or fantasy elements generally involved. I’m doing this because I loved the first book, but there’s also a certain amount of crossover in the sense of wonder elicited by the splendid mechanical devices involved in the story. I’m going to give The Clockwork Giant 5 stars, something I very rarely… Continue reading Book Review: The Clockwork Giant (Chroniker City) by Brooke Johnson