Steampunk World Anthology Takes on Multicultural Steampunk

When the Kickstarter campaign for Alliteration Ink’s Steampunk World multicultural fiction anthology launched in December 2013, it immediately had my attention. Steampunk stories NOT written from Victorian England or American Wild West perspectives? A whole book of them? I was sold. After donating to the campaign and waiting nearly seven months for my hard copy […]

Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours

Today we have a bonus “This Day in History” to celebrate the first publication of Jules Verne’s Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours (also known as Around the World in 80 Days to English speakers) on January 30th, 1873.   The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1st, 1872. Phileas Fogg is a rich English gentleman […]

An Interview with Leanna Renee Hieber

What is crafty, clever, and runs about in full Victorian garb? Why, it’s the best-selling author Leanna Renee Hieber. When she is not busy weaving masterful fantasies of Gothic Victorian elegance, she is on stage, working behind the scenes, or leading folks on ghostly tours of New York City. This spring, she will be returning […]

An Interview with Gail Carriger

  New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes comedic steampunk mixed with urban fantasy. Her debut novel, Soulless, won the ALA’s Alex Award. The following books were all bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is currently working on her young adult (YA) fiction  Finishing School series, and her adult Custard Protocol series. She […]

The Time Machine(s)

On January 7th, 2015, Australian actor Rod Taylor died four days short of his 85th birthday which would have been January 11th, 2015. His last screen role was in 2009, making a cameo appearance as Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds, but the role that gained him most notoriety was playing the lead in the […]


When you have to choose between history and fiction – don’t. Sparked by the true adventures of the Suffragette Amazons, Tony Wolf and João Vieira have teamed up to create a new kind of adventure story. Their graphic novel, Suffrajitsu, is the first in a series of three books as part of the Foreworld Saga. […]

Women of Awesomeness: Kitty Pryde

Imagine if you will a young girl of ten, mousy with brown hair and eyes reading comic books in the family room of a simple three bedroom home in Texas. Normally she would be in school, but it’s Rosh Hashanah and her parents took her to services earlier in the day. She is the only […]

This Day in History – December 19th, 1848

Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights […]

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