“The Monster Hunter” – Book Review

Kit Cox, also known in Steampunk circles as Major Jack Union, released his first Young Adult book last Halloween. Where his first book, How to Bag a Jabberwock: A Practical Guide to Monster Hunting, is more of a a how-to for aspiring protectors of the Crown, The Monster Hunter is a novel about a young boy […]

Pandora Cinematheque: The Lady ParaNorma

Vincent Marcone is talented artist who creates hauntingly beautiful artwork which he showcases on his website, My Pet Skeleton. In 2013 he expanded his repertoire by writing and directing a short film called The Lady ParaNorma. 

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” – Movie Review

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters stars Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans) and Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), as well as one of my favorite character actors, Peter Stormare (Brothers Grimm). The original story was published in 1812, but with the delightful mish-mash of technology in this movie it is […]

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: […]

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 […]

“Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes” – Film Review

That’s right, there was another Sherlock Holmes movie that came out around the same time as the Robert Downey Jr. movie and it totally had a dinosaur in it. Didn’t hear about it? I am not at all surprised. I am a huge fan of terrible movies. These are films that you can’t help but laugh at even though […]

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 […]

NBC’s “Dracula”

Back in 2013, NBC dabbled in Steampunk, but if you blinked you might have missed it because the amazing show, Dracula, only ran for only ten episodes. In my humble opinion, the award for “Most Steampunk Television Show” has to go to this one because of the combination of punking a piece of classic literature from […]

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