Victorian Spiritualism and Spirit Communication

Robert Scott, the Pandora Society’s leading expert on Victorian Spirtualism, offered an extensive presentation on the subject during this year’s International Steampunk Symposium. The top highlights and most useful information for those interested in further research continue below. Books on the subject are few and far between, but after much research, the best books on […]

Top 5 Steampunk Movies for Halloween

Guys, this was hard. Like, waaaaaaaay harder than I expected. It turns out there are LOT of Steampunk movies with a bit of the gothic or macabre so they’d work for Halloween. I decided to choose five categories and provide both my pick plus at least one runner-up in that category. Luckily for us, there’s still plenty […]

Review of The Best of Spanish Steampunk

I received this anthology as a gift and opened it with a great deal of anticipation. Short, speculative fiction has been my favorite genre for many years and reading an entire anthology of steampunk stories would be a treat on a cold winter day. But as I read, I found myself to be puzzled: there were ghost stories, gaslight romances, alternate histories, and references to Victorian authors and their creations, but very few elements that reflect the steampunk aesthetic.

How Dead Are You?

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. –Benjamin Franklin There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead means you’re still partly alive. –The Princess Bride Every culture since the dawn of time has been fascinated by the dead. The Egyptians entombed them in huge, […]

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