Cassandra Clare’s “Clockwork Prince” – Book Review

After I read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (who also penned the Mortal Instruments books), I knew I had to continue the journey. I just had to find out more about Tessa and her mysterious ability to change into anyone, living or dead, just by holding something he or she owned. And what was the origin of […]

Cassandra Clare’s “Clockwork Angel” Review

If you are familiar with the author Cassandra Clare, it probably isn’t because of Clockwork Angel or the rest of the Infernal Devices trilogy. She is best known in literary circles as the author of the hit YA series, Mortal Instruments. The first book, City of Bones, was made into a movie called Mortal Instruments: […]

ElfQuest: My Earliest Obsession.

I was an Army brat. Consequently my Momma spent a chunk of time off doing Army stuff, and every time she came home she brought me a souvenir from whatever exotic place she happened to be at. An Eskimo doll from Alaska, a pretty parasol from Korea, candy from Germany. Well, this one time she […]

A World Without Heroes

I’m glad there are no real “superheroes” in our world that we know of. I am glad Superman, Spiderman, The Avengers, X-Men and all those types exist only in our imagination, comic books, movies, TV and the odd cosplay event. Yes, I said it, scandalous I know. You want to know why? Well, think about […]

The Iron Jackal – Book Review

This tale is all about the good ship Ketty Jay and its captain, Frey, but the story is told through the eyes of the entire crew as they take turns enriching the story with their insights and foibles. It all starts when this rag-tag band is enlisted by Frey’s “its complicated,” Trinica the pirate queen, to […]

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack – Book Review

The year is 1861, but the world is filled with things that should not yet have come to pass. Flying armchairs (called rotochairs) help the populace get around and the postal system is composed of foul-mouthed parakeets that have been genetically designed to deliver messages. Queen Victoria was a but a brief blip on the […]

A truly addicting heroine, Taversia, at the International Steampunk Symposium

Over the weekend at the Eastgate Holliday Inn, the attendees were treated to a number of special guests. Ghost Hunter Grant Wilson and his partner in Rather Dashing Games, Michael Richie, were on hand to sign copies of their new novel Brotherhood of the Strange, book one of the Kingship: Tales of the Aether series. […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding April Roundup

Ever since I launched my own Kickstarter campaign for Steam Tour: An American Steampunk in London in April 2014 I have been keeping tabs on all the cool Steampunk projects on that site. These intrepid makers are looking for a little nudge from folks like you to make their dreams a reality. Here’s what’s on […]

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