Women in Steampunk 2: Dreadnought

Recently, I was bitching about the lack of satisfying female characters in steampunk literature. Mere days later, through the magical powers of Twitter, I received an answer to my rant: an advance reading copy of Cherie Priest’s new novel Dreadnought, due out on September 28th. I’d been looking forward to reading it anyway, entirely on […]

Steampunk in Oxford English Dictionary

A quick bit of news, via Time Magazine – the word “Steampunk” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, with the definition ” a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advance technology.” Congratulations, steampunk world! We are now as legitimate as “cheeseball,” “vuvuzuela,” “hater,” and “The Interwebs,” among other […]

It’s the Wave of the Past!

The fabulous blog Free the Princess has only recently made it onto my radar by publishing a series about Steampunk and Multiculturalism by Ay-Leen the Peacemaker (It’s coming this way next, don’t worry!), but this post by K. Marie Criddle from a while ago was too funny not to share:

Katie at Airship Ambassador, Pt 2!

Hello everyone! I’m enjoying my last few weeks of break before school starts, so there probably won’t be much regular posting for a bit, but here’s a bit of shameless self-promotion: The second half of my interview at Airship Ambassador, featuring a small hoard of links and my suggestions about what to call a group […]

Katie at Airship Ambassador!

This is a few days old, but I thought I should point out… The fabulous Kevin over at Airship Ambassador has put up the first part of an interview with me, in which I address such thorny questions as “How would you define steampunk?” and “Why does everyone call you ‘Spiffy,’ anyway?” It’s fun times, […]