Visions of the future have fascinated the public throughout history--from the clockwork time machines of H.G. Wells to the
TBD: How did you go about selling your book? MG: The funniest work connection was when I let our COO know my novel had been
Soooo much to cover in one, brief segment! First, I look at the French animated film April and the Extraordinary World, and
“It symbolizes the battle I'm fighting while going through this. I'm a warrior."
The cover copy calls Dennis O'Flaherty's King of the Cracksmen a steampunk entertainment. The novel is that and more. Reading this book is like quaffing strong espresso on a rocket bound for a cognac bar on the far side of the moon.
Running away to join the circus has become much more enticing since the emergence of electro-cirque tribe, The Lucent Dossier Experience. Combining a neo-tribal, steam punk aesthetic with orchestral electronic music creates a rich and textured palette for your senses.
Sophronia Temminnick, the young heroine of Etiquette & Espionage, attends finishing school on a dirigible, where she learns the proper way to throw a knife while curtseying. And yes, it's OK to laugh.
Steampunk is historical fiction that isn't bound by history.
Nevertheless, Snowpiercer is a thrilling, if extremely violent, train ride worth catching from an adventurous Korean director
or those of you unfamiliar, think of the time with steam machinery and how people of the period would build futuristic objects. Think Hugo, or that semi-awful, semi-awesome Will Smith movie, Wild Wild West. RX Boiler Room apparently isn't the first steampunk restaurant since we've found pretty impressive displays in India and Poland. But it is the first we've seen in the US.
And no steampunk look would be complete without goggles for the exploration of new worlds. Perhaps a monocle, to keep one
Watch LA-based artist PES steampunkify and recreate deep ocean creatures using metal objects like bullet belts, faucet knobs
Various believers of geologic theories during the era were called such wonderful terms as fluvialists, catastrophists and plutonists. Scientists classified, drew and collected. It was a wonderful time for exploration of new ideas. The scientific drawings, equipment and language fit nicely within the modern steampunk asthetic.
Not all of us know what we are. Some of us die without ever knowing. Some of us know, and we never get caught. But we're
This past weekend, vampires, steampunks, zombies, rivetheads, and goths victorian gathered in Leipzig, Germany for the Wave
Literarily speaking, Steampunk refers to contemporarily written stories and novels that are set during the Victorian era.
Aside from dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic trends in adult and YA literature, steampunk is becoming the next big thing. What is steampunk exactly?
I recently sat down with Anderson to talk about how Clockwork Angels came about, the publishing industry and how it has changed over the course of his career, and a few other topics. The following is an excerpt of that conversation.