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August 2011

Review: Fistful of Reefer

David Mark Brown’s Fistful of Reefer was my first contact with fiction concerning the “Old West”. Of course I had a certain idea about the Golden Age of Gunslingers but I was also aware this idea was severely flawed. What first struck me was the intensity of character the first …

Steampunk Apparel Sale!

We interrupt our regular program for a quick commercial break: My friend Anda, I featured her before, is having a sale at her Etsy shop, over here. Just let me quickly remind you of the quality of her work with a few exampes of her craftswomanship: Right now, she is …

Art Deco Internet Propaganda

Let us again speculate about parallel realities, different histories and fictional timelines. Go deep into Dieselpunk and think what would have happened if the Second World War had never happened, Stalin would not have happened and the world would be in an eternal slightly dangerous version of the 1930’s. And …

Batgirl wants you to read, but:

Yes, girls and boys, superheroes are all in favour of you reading. It is better than hanging out in the street, pestering your elders and betters instead of doing a decent day’s work like they did before they started screwing up the planet, the economy and so on. In any …