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 […]

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 […]

“Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq” – Film Review

This is a very stylized and disturbing movie, but I would definitely recommend it to fans of the Steampunk gestalt. If you are willing to deal with the subtitles, the special effects and unrepentant window into poverty make for a stunning and surreal adventure which definitely earns it’s R rating. Released in 2001, Dark Portals: The […]

“Treasure Planet” – Film Review

Have you ever been watching a pirate movie and said to yourself, “Gee, what this really needs is some aliens!” Then Disney’s 2002 animated feature Treasure Planet is the movie for you! But seriously, it is a really cool re-imagining of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale of young Jim’s adventure, which originally ran as a serial in […]

“The Other Log of Phileas Fogg” – Book Review

I expected this story to be written like a series of journal entries, but rather it is through the lens of an “expert” interpreting a secret journal and often “correcting” Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days as much as adding missing pieces. But, one thing Farmer does do is give Fogg his missing back-story. According […]

The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec – Film Review

We first meet Adele on an expedition to Egypt. Her male compatriots try to ditch her but she soon proves she is the most capable one there and leads them deep into the mummy’s tomb. But Adele is not on a search for riches, she has her heart set on a certain mummy who she […]

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Film Review

Whether or not you know anything about the real Abraham Lincoln, this is a really fun and entertaining film based on a book by Seth Grahame-Smith. The effects are very special, the lighting and camera work are Gothic and moody and the action scenes are dynamic and sometimes even breath-taking. This was a much better […]

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