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Ancient Steampunk?

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I have been hearing a lot of interviews with author Graham Hancock lately and I think his line of inquiry will be of interest to Steampunks everywhere and of particular interest to those interested in writing about non-fantastical Steampunk worlds. In 1996 Hancock published Fingerprints of the Gods . The TL;DR

Steampunk Postcoloniality

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My friend Jha Goh of Silver Goggles has a great guest posting over at STEAMED! Steampunk, from the outside, looks like it’s all about Empire, you know? Charles Stross, famous very important science fiction literary figure, had a rant about it, which I think really points to two things: the

Strowger Switchgear

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I just finished a project for Jeff VanderMeer's Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and while I can't show you the sculptures I made (we're saving that for the book's debut) I can tell you that one of the pieces exemplified a new aesthetic for me, sort of an early

McKeen Motor Car

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Oh my god isn’t she gorgeous! This is the McKeen Motor Car and she’s a pretty misfit and I love misfits more than just about anything else in this world.  She was originally gasoline powered but now sports a Caterpillar diesel engine. In fact, I do believe it is