Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone exciting and safe New Year’s Eve adventures, and a wonderfully epic 2011!

All-Girl Gang Terrorizes Victorian London

This is officially my favorite news story of the day: It tells about an all-female London gang that existed from as early as the 1700s to the 1950s, pulling enormous shoplifting heists and beating up anyone who invaded their turf. “Dressed in specially tailored coats, cummerbunds, muffs, skirts, bloomers and hats sewn with hidden pockets, […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone! (Did you see the eclipse on the Solstice? If not, there’s photos here!) Whatever your holiday plans were/are, there’s an upcoming internet event which all might enjoy – Lia Keyes (@liakeyes) and Matt Delman (@mattdelman) has started a tradition of weekly steampunk chats on Twitter, under the hashtag #steampunkchat. They’re every Friday […]

Biopunk Project Gropes With Slimy Tentacles For Submissions

Earlier this month, I received an email from Christine Danse, author of the steampunk novella, Island of Icarus. She had seen a blog post I’d made about a year ago regarding the subgenre of biopunk, and raised the question of why it has sat so quietly in the back corner of popular culture. From there, […]

Steampunk Flash Fiction Contest

Howdy, all. Lately, I’ve been experimenting a bit with a new writing medium- flash fiction. If you haven’t heard of it, flash fiction is a story that usually runs around 500 words. A sort of hybrid between short fiction and poetry, the best flash fiction punches you in the jaw and leaves you dazed (in […]

Last Chance for the Seaside Spectacular!

For those of you in the UK, this coming weekend the folks at SteamPunk Magazine will be beside the seaside for the SteamPunk Magazine Seaside Spectacular at the Little Marlborough Theatre in Brighton. Tickets and more information are still availible on our Events page, and you’ll also be able to pick tickets up on the […]

Happy International Steampunk Day!

Apparently, today is International Steampunk Day! Why? Because Facebook says so, and if Facebook says so it must be true. Steampunk Scholar has some speculations as to why June 14th might be Steampunk Day. A friend and I got dressed up and took some pictures of our latest costumes and then went out for coffee […]

Saturday Morning Sci-Fi!

I was going to post a bunch of book reviews I’d saved throughout the week, but then I realized that they were all just this week’s posts from Steampunk Scholar and you could just go to his blog and follow them yourself. (Which you should consider, as they’re always quite insightful.) But instead, I submit […]

Post-Post Apocalyptic?

G.D. Falksen has a post up on steampunk fashion about Steampunk and Post-Apocalyptic Literature… Or, more specifically, how post-apocalyptic fiction is inherently not steampunk. “Steampunk, as you all well know, envisions a world in which the technology of the Victorian era is built up to an even higher and more elaborate level of development, while […]

Weekend Link Roundup

Steampunk Scholar has a fun post of entertaining Wells vs. Verne pictures! Who would win in a fight? My money’s on Verne… Dru Pagliassotti has been in Japan this month! There’s nothing particularly steampunk about these posts, I admit, but if good travel journals interest you you’ll probably enjoy reading hers. Speaking of Japan, Voyages […]