Pandora Cinematheque: Tea Time

This delightful short film was made with the help of a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. It is set in the late 1800’s, in a world that holds inventors in the highest regards. At least, as long as they fit the proper mold, which is not the case for Elizabeth. Her inventions have been rejected time […]

Book Review: The Difference Engine (1990)

All the best alternate history books I have ever read can be distilled to a simple question: what if? In this foundational Steampunk title, authors William Gibson and Bruce Sterling ask, “what if the computer age came about in the 1800’s?” The answer is that the political structures all over the world are deeply effected by […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup December 2015

Make someone’s holiday wishes come true, become a backer! Plus, contributing in someone else’s name can be a great and unique gift for a Steampunk fan in your life.

Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Book 1) – Book Review

Published in 2011 by co-authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, Phoenix Rising is the first of a series that now numbers five novels and several volumes of short stories about the mysterious Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. The fifth and sixth installments of the series were just funded through a Kickstarter campaign, and I look forward […]

November 2015 Crowdfunding Roundup

There are some great performances up on Kickstarter this month, and I am so happy to see more of these types of projects. I had such a great time at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in 2014 when I had an opportunity to see lots of awesome Steampunk and Victorian content. It is one thing to […]

Steampunk Short Film: The Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

This hauntingly beautiful sojourn to an island in the sky is not for the fainthearted. It tells the tale of Jasper Morello, who embarks on an airship expedition and finds himself an unwilling cog in a mad scientist’s plot. It was released in 2005 and directed by Australian animator Anthony Lucas. The silhouette technique he employed […]

Book Review: The Machine by E. C. Jarvis

I was contacted several weeks ago by a new publishing company called Rambunctious Ramblings (don’t you love that name?!) and given the opportunity to review their first enterprise; a steampunk novel by new author, E. C. Jarvis. The book just came out at the beginning of the month, and I would definitely recommend it to […]

Movie Review: Frankenstein’s Monster (2013)

There are a lot of short Steampunk films out there, but the folks over at First Step Cinematics tried their hand at a full-length Steampunk adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale.

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