Steampunk

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Redux

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Redux

Long a popular feature in fanzines, con reports have provided detailed and not-so-detailed write-ups of fan gatherings that fall under the general label of "convention." Read More »

IAAA Gallery: Marilynn Flynn – Aspirational Astronaut

IAAA Gallery: Marilynn Flynn – Aspirational Astronaut

The space art of Marilynn Flynn - one of the few earth-based artists to have her work flown in space. Read More »

Shameless Self Promotion: “Metropolis” exhibition in Wellington

Shameless Self Promotion: “Metropolis” exhibition in Wellington

For being such an eclectic bunch of people, the exhibition seems surprizingly congruent, and everyone's work looks pretty fab Read More »

Use Enough Gun: Monstoer Hunters III

Review: Use Enough Gun

I chose to review this anthology based on the title, which intrigued me. I grew up hunting and trapping, no big surprise from a rural girl with a family that hunted, fished, and trapped. Add to that I have a poster from Schlock Mercenary hanging ove... Read More »

A Fan’s History – Part 3

A Fan’s History – Part 3

And I’m still not done talking about cons! Continuing with our talk about cons that have grown out of the SF con, we have things like Steampunk and Anime cons. Steamcon logo © Steamcon Steampunk arose from the idea that if science had been a bit more... Read More »

A Fan’s History – Conventions (Part 2)

A Fan’s History – Conventions (Part 2)

Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm in writers’ workshop at Westercon 28 (1975) This blog is not a fan history, although I will cite some fan history. There are actual fanhistorians who guard our culture. If you want to read about early fan history, see th... Read More »

A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books

A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books

Britain’s Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to his lair, where I forced him to unravel a cracked and crumbli... Read More »

My top 10 SF and fantasy picks for the big-screen treatment

My top 10 SF and fantasy picks for the big-screen treatment

Credit: Lizard Brain / danielabraham.com Science fiction and fantasy are taking over the realm of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, no question about it. Marvel Studios is gearing up to launch the Avengers franchise into space with the forthcoming Gu... Read More »

My Start as a Writer and My First Published Story

My Start as a Writer and My First Published Story

Hi, my name is Matt Mitrovich. I have been an avid reader most of my life and like most book worms I had the desire see my own name in print one day. I wanted to witness my ideas and characters come to life. I didn’t take an orthodox route in becomin... Read More »

Review: The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

Review: The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

I can’t think of a better novel to start my exploration of steampunk then The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. This award-winning novel, written by two controversial authors has been on my radar for a long time, but for w... Read More »

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