Curried Pteryform Salad

  Overhead, a dark shadow passed—a hungry pteryform soaring toward the Thames, ready to fish out a kraken or two for breakfast, their preference for the cephalopods the only reason the city council did not launch an armed force to terminate their presence in the...

An Interview with Bec McMaster

An impossible heist. A thief and a rogue. But will she steal his heart, instead? Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon AU, Amazon CA Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Ever since I read an article about how Volvo is having difficulties developing their...

Rust and Steam Exclusive

    A train. A villain. A reconciliation of broken hearts.   Lady Alice Hemsworth wasn’t supposed to fall in love. It was her duty not to. Alas, she’d failed miserably. Mr. Benjamin Leighton—despite being turned away by her steam butler—can’t stop...

Anne’s Steampunk Side Table

When I needed a small side table in my office to place beside my chair (to hold coffee/tea and cats), I decided to try making one of those awesome black steel steampunk tables that are everywhere on the internet. Dragging out measuring tape and doing some quick...

A TRACE OF COPPER: An Interview with Rajendrani

During my time in graduate school, I was fortunate to be surrounded - and mentored - by numerous strong, female scientists. It's no wonder parts of who they are have snuck onto my pages. Piyali stepped into A Trace of Copper already strong-willed and determined. A...

The Dark Soul Martini

With everything turning up red, white and pink in February, some might prefer a darker tone. To that effect, I present The Dark Soul Martini, an alternative drink for the month. To ensure I provided you with the best possible cocktail, I turned to a close friend whose...

Department of Cryptobiology

Join the Department of Cryptobiology   Are you a fan? The Golden Spider and The Silver Skull, both steampunk romances, are the first two books in The Elemental Web Chronicles. The third novel in the series will be: The Iron Fin. There is also a novella set in the...

Steampunk Frederick

Frederickland presents a podcast Steampunk in Frederick: A series of brief interviews with attendees. Listen Here   One of my two favorite photos. Meeting KC and Kat (below) were highlights of the weekend! Tobias takes it upon himself to model the wares of...

Characters on the Couch

Character on the Couch: Anne Renwick’s Lady Olivia Read the entire interview with steampunk author Cecilia Dominic Here ~~~ 1) If your character were to go to a psychologist – willingly or unwillingly – what would bring them in? Yes, a court...

What is Steampunk?

What is Steampunk?   Not just brass goggles, leather corsets and top hats covered with gears and gadgetry – though these certainly have their place. Steampunk is a way of taking today’s technology and re-imagining it through the eyes of the Victorians, a time...

A Model Double-Beam Engine

  "A Model Double-Beam Engine made by Benjamin Hick, Bolton, 1840 This model represents the ultimate development of Boulton and Watt's steam engine. By the time it was displayed at the 1851 Great Exhibition, Britain used half as much steam power again as the...

Interview at Coffee Time Romance

  Heather Massey: Steampunk Cafe at Coffee Time Romance! Read the full interview here.   Heather: Imagine I stop by your booth at a comic book convention (where there are also many excellent steampunk cosplayers, of course!). What are the first three things...

Penny-farthings

  There is only one high wheel bike race in the U.S.A. and it takes place in Fredrick, Maryland. This past weekend I attended the 2016 National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race where participants ride bikes also known as penny-farthings - both antique and modern...

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