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The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk

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The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk   I’m a librarian by profession, and a scholar by inclination, so when I got involved with the amazing confluence of ideas that was steampunk in mid naughts I naturally wanted to know where this idea of steampunk came from. Most steampunks know

Vintage Tomorrows – At Powell’s Books Monday March 25th

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Hey Portland! Don't miss futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott at they explore steampunk, a cultural movement that's captivated thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers throughout the world. The even is at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing ​on Monday, March 25th @ 7:00PM. Hey! I really like the model they got

It’s Steampunk Week at Tor.com!

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I'm excited and pleased to see that friend-of-SPWS, Ay-leen the Peacemaker, has taken the helm for this year's Steampunk Week at Tor Books blog!  With steampunk “hitting the mainstream,” the big question nowadays has changed from “What is steampunk?”* to “Where is it going?” To help address this question,

The Steampunk Bible

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The Steampunk Bible is out! I helped connect Jeff and S.J. with people doing cool things in the movement and I wrote what I hope is the definitive candy tin etching how-to for this book. Our fashion editor Libby Bulloff also contirbuted articles and LOTS of shiny photography, including

Steampunk Fortnight on Tor.com

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My apologies for being a bit late with this for Steampunk Fortnight at Tor Books has already begun! Last year at around this time, Tor.com was deep in the throes of Steampunk Month, our first attempt to focus on a specific topic for a short period of time and

Virtuoso – Help Kickstart this Open Source Business/Comic/Universe!

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Nearly there with 3 days to go! There are a lot of really neat things out there tagged with term 'Steampunk' but very few of them are as truly wonderful and unique as "Virtuoso," a Creative Commons licensed comic from friends Jon Munger and Krista Brennan.  Jon and Krista are

Beautiful old book on Ebay- Magical Experiments: Science in play!

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I ran across this book while on ebay while looking for, well, egg cups. At first I only kinda wanted this book, but now I really really want this book. The tite of the auction says 'occult, rare, magician' which turned me off- those tags are way overused and

Brass Dragon!

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Back in August I received a slightly odd email: Phil is drawing a cover for Windycon's Blaylock short story collection, and he sort of used you as the guy building a mechanical dragon in his garage… Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  If it wasn't,

Steampunk month at Tor Books!

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It’s Steampunk month at Tor Books!  See the Introduction to Steampunk Month here which includes a large index of what you can sxpect to see this month.   Of particular interest to this scrapyard sociologist are Steampunk as Subculture and No Elitism Please, We’re Steampunk both by Jaymee Goh.

Steampunk Tales #2

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I finally found a few minutes to sit down and take a look at Steampunk Tales and I was pleasantly surprised.  Steampunk Tales is an anthology of short fiction which is delivered to you digitally in multiple formats: Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s