Give it a Listen! “In the Cavern of the Sleepers” a Steampunk Short Story by Ali Abbas

One of the best things about putting out a pair of Steampunk anthologies this year was getting to see the huge variety when it came to the submissions. While “Secrets and Airships” by A.F. Stewart was a rollicking airship fantasy, … Continue reading Give it a Listen! “In the Cavern of the Sleepers” a Steampunk Short Story by Ali Abbas

Listen to “Secrets and Airships”, a Steampunk Short Story Written by A.F. Stewart

Have a hankering for a Steampunk story but tired of so much screen time? I’ve got an audio recording of A.F. Stewart’s Secrets and Airships, which is one of the amazing tales in the Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages anthology. The … Continue reading Listen to “Secrets and Airships”, a Steampunk Short Story Written by A.F. Stewart

The Softer Side of Jules Verne: “Martin Paz” Review by Victoria L. Szulc

Like most struggling writers, Jules Verne penned short pieces to gain an audience long before he wrote the things that made him famous. “Martin Paz” is one of these early works you’ve probably never heard of, but it’s packed with adventure and romance. In addition, some themes in “Martin Paz” echo issues that are still prevalent in modern times such as racism, corruption, and privilege. What is “Martin Paz” About? In vibrant Victorian Lima, Peru, Martin Paz is a Native Peruvian Chieftain thrown into the conflicts of a growing multi-cultural city. A beautiful young Jewish woman named Sarah inadvertently interrupts a call to Christian prayer. And … Continue reading The Softer Side of Jules Verne: “Martin Paz” Review by Victoria L. Szulc

A letter to the Journal

steampunk_style_COMPETITION_GRAPHIC_WINNERI’ve never been a person motivated by wealth or greed. My career has been littered with low pay jobs because I would rather enjoy my job and scrape by than hate my job and get paid well. What I do get a kick out of is helping others. I try to help others as often as I can and most of the time it goes unnoticed. That’s not something I’m too bothered about, though. I don’t help people for the glory, but it’s nice to hear some positive feedback. Continue reading “A letter to the Journal”

Steampunk News round up 22/03/2015

Embed from Getty Images Space pirates and steampunk vampires take over the Convention Center in South Mississippi SunHerald.com They were dressed as steampunk vampires, space pirates and superheroes during the 38th annual CoastCon at the Coast Convention Center…   Bressingham hosts Steampunk Weekend Diss Express Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens is staging Norfolk’s first full Steampunk Weekend next month, featuring a wealth of Steampunk-themed…   BBC’s Victorian ‘Sherlock’ Is Just What the Show Needs The Cheat Sheet When it was announced over five years ago that the BBC would be moving forward with yet another adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, many … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 22/03/2015