December 29th, 1916 – “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book on December 29th, 1916 by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914–15).

Symposium Session – From Astronomia to Zeppelin

From Astronomia to Zeppelin: A Short History of German Science Fiction Presented by Kevin Richards Introduction to German science fiction literature during Wilhelmina Germany, the equivalent to the Victorian era. Kurd Lasswitz, the German contemporary author of Verne and Wells will be discussed, as will some of the early German pulps that have steampunk appeal such […]

Sunday Summary – February 1st, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 26th, Australia rebelled over rum, the Weird Review reported on Pirates and Wenches, we revealed the list of Registered Airships for the 2015 Symposium Games, and this week saw the start of the Nerd’s Domain Call of Cthulhu podcast joining the Pandora Society.   Tuesday, January 27th, Edison patents his lightbulb design, the Symposium […]

This Day in History – January 29th, 1845

“The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven‘s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a […]

This Day in History – January 28th, 1813

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published on January 28th, 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of […]

Sunday Summary – November 23rd, 2014

So what did you miss this week? Monday, November 17th, Sweden declared war on Britain, we celebrated a quartet of Steampunk movies featuring Doug McClure, and added The Diabolical Steam Machine Of The Bluegrass to our list of Kentucky airships and steampunk groups.   Tuesday,November 18th, writer Mark Twain published his first short story, we looked at the career of Edgar […]

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