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Januar 2010

Steampunk and the Supernatural

The classical Steampunk era,  i.e. when the grand old masters were still around (the lifetimes of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells etc.), also featured a lot of then-contemporary authors who wrote about supernatural occurences. Dracula and Frankenstein comes to mind. Now, what I have found so far, although most Steampuks would …

Public Service Announcement

Right, for a number of reasons I have decided to do a little bit more Steampunk related things in German. I have therefor started another blog (in German) which, unsurprisingly, is also named Daily Steampunk. The Blog can be seen here Daily Steampunk auf Deutsch. It is not much yet, …

US Spy Blimp

According to various sources, the US military plans to deploy a high-altitude spy blimp for missions you need a spy-blimp for… As a Zeppelin Enthusiast™ I am looking forward to it and am quite excited about it. As a military ley person, I ask myself: What can this expensive piece …

99 years ago today

Special Steampunk Holiday for airship and zeppelin enthusiasts On this day in 1911 the Siemens-Schuckert I took to air, it was semi-rigid and therefor something of a transitional form between previous airships and the zeppelins that have become so iconic in steampunk. And it proves: Evolution works in fields other …