Interview with Ryan Dunlap

Ryan Dunlap is a filmmaker and novelist living in Nashville, TN. His first novel was a steampunk adventure called The Wind Merchant–-the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign intended to fund the sound production of his still-unreleased feature film Greyscale. He has since released the Wind Merchant’s sequel–The Reclaimer–and rumour has it that there is […]

“Letters Between Gentlemen” – Book Review

Sometimes, Steampunk books are serious challenges to the ideals of the Victorian age and tread on the dark side, and other times they are silly fun. Letters Between Gentleman, by award-winning “chap hop” artist Professor Elemental and accomplished author Nimue Brown, is most definitely the latter. As implied by the title, this book is presented as […]

What’s Wrong with the League Movie?

It was recently announced that 20th Century Fox plans a reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, news that has been welcomed by many fans and Steampunks alike, but what was so bad about the 2003 movie version? Based on the graphic novels by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil et al., the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was […]

Sci-Fi Writer Nisi Shawl Talks Steampunk

Ofeibea Loveless talks to science fiction short story powerhouse Nisi Shawl, winner of the 2008 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, about steampunk, writing, and why representation is important. Ofeibea: I loved your story in the Steampunk World anthology. Was that your first steampunk piece? If so, why did you want to dip your toe in this […]

Cassandra Clare’s “Clockwork Princess” – Book Review

Even though all three of Casandra Clare’s Infernal Devices books came out between 2009-2013, I didn’t get around to reading the third one until recently. This is not to say that I wasn’t excited to find out the conclusion, but I didn’t get a chance to pick it up before I left the English-speaking world for […]

“The City of Ember” – Film Review

Like The Golden Compass, City of Ember skirts the edge of “true” Steampunk, but I have seen it on several Steampunk movie countdowns so I thought I’d check it out and snoop for Steampunkishness. Even though it is probably most accurately called “post-apocolyptic fiction”, there is a definite visual style that will appeal to Steampunk fans. […]

May 26th, 1897 – Beware of Vampires!

Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van […]

Steampunk Anthologies

Short story anthologies are awesome for a variety of reasons. To start with, they’re a great way to get into something new without having to commit to an entire novel. Then there’s the variety of stories, and the possibility of discovering new favorite authors. And finally, a story collection means you can sit down and […]

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