Women and Whitechapel Gods

I knew I had Whitechapel Gods by S. M. Peters waiting on hold for me at the library, so I waited until I could read it to read Steampunk Scholar’s review of it. I finally got through both of them, and this quote from the review stuck out to me: ”Despite some narrative missteps, S.M. […]

More on the "Punk" in Steampunk

Kevin Steil of Airship Ambassador, a shiny new steampunk blog, has an interesting discussion of the “punk” in “Steampunk,” defining it as a “reaction, rebellion and resolution” against contemporary society. Here’s my favorite part: “Steampunks will find their reaction, rebellion and resolution spanning the spectrum of motivational reasons. Perhaps it’s the desire to learn more, […]

Je joue donc je suis: an audience with the Jaquet-Droz automata

The highlight of my recent trip to Switzerland was the morning I spent at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Neuchâtel with Caroline Junier, the curator, Thierry Ronstutz, a local watchmaker, and three 18th century robots.

Home Sweet Home

Lately I’ve been seeking steampunk eye candy in the form of amazing interior decorating, and the internet is providing plenty. (via The Steampunk Home) Antique science-y things! (via The Steampunk Workshop) Epic old doors! (via Gizmodo) A home theatre like the inside of a submarine?! While I can do nothing so epic, I have been […]

Radio 5 Interview

To coincide with the steampunk exhibition currently happening at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science, BBC Radio 5’s “Pods and Blogs” programme have put together a special steampunk episode which went out last night. The podcast can be downloaded and listened to via the Pods and Blogs webpage and includes an interview with […]

Bryan Talbot on Bastable, Brass Goggles and badgers.

<-{image by Leah Moore}-> Bryan Talbot is a man of many talents; renowned in the field of comics for his outstanding abilities as an artist, Bryan has collaborated with the likes of Neil Gaiman, Pat Mills, Alan Moore and Bill Willingham during his illustrious career. Never a man to be pigeonholed however, 2007 saw the […]