It was a Tuesday afternoon. I remember, because the day before had been a Monday, and I’d recently confirmed my suspicions on the order of these things. Professor Montmorency Robinson-Heath, the learned boffin with whom I had long been acquainted, … Continue reading A Brief History of Time Machines
Herbert George (H. G.) Wells (1866-1946) and his sci-fi classics of course predate the word “steampunk.” In fact, they even predate the term “science fiction.” In his own time, works like the Time Machine were called “scientific romances.” I don’t … Continue reading Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!
Morlock Night was released in 1979 and asks the question “What happened after the events of The Time Machine?” H. G. Wells’ classic tale is told through the vehicle of a dinner party being held by a man known only as “the time traveler.” Jeter’s story picks up right as the party has broken up for the night and the guests are wending their dreary ways home through the London fog. One of the guests, a Mr. Edwin Hocker, shares his walk and his skepticism with another guest, the mysterious Dr. Ambrose. Hocker is appalled by the turn their conversation takes and finally extricates himself from … Continue reading Morlock Night by KW Jeter Review
With the recent passing of 21st October 2015, it got me thinking about the links between Back to the Future and steampunk. Obviously in this article I’ll be covering the third chapter of the trilogy that sees Doc Brown thrown back to the Old West where he starts to “invent” modern day items using mid 19th century equipment and on purpose or by accident they turn out looking steampunk. Continue reading “Back to the Future and Steampunk”
Today is H.G. Wells‘ birthday. If he was still alive today, he’d be 147 years old. Considered by many to be the father of science fiction, he’s most well known for his novels; The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. However, his literary work wasn’t exclusive to this genre. He also wrote many short novellas and non-fiction science papers. You can read more about his life on wikipedia by following this link: H.G. Wells Related articles Wretched Richard’s Almanac: All Wells That End Well Know Thy Enemies: H.G. Wells Science … Continue reading H.G. Wells birthday today