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November 2011

Joyeux anniversaire, Louis Daguerre!

Today in 1787, Louis Daguerre, renowned French artist and physicist was born. He was a pioneer in the filed of photography and invented the technique bearing his name and which is well loved by Steampunks across the globe. So, today raise your glasses in memory of Louis Daguerre.  

Interview with The Violet Tribe

Some weeks ago, I was made aware of The Violet Tribe (see this post) and have since gotten into contact with the ladies. They have graciously agreed to give an interview and share some information about themselves, The Violet Tribe, and their other projects. This interview is actually a translated …

No-time Update

A happy Steamtuesday to you, one and all. Unfortunately, my time for updating this blog is really limited right now and will continue to be so for the forseeable future. So, for now I have to leave you with a really quick, brief and fun update with more or less …

Review: The Ghosts of Mercury

Before I start with the review, here is a great trailer for The Ghosts of Mercury: and now on with the review: Mercury, my second favourite location of the Space 1889 solar system (after the asteroid belt/remains of Vulcan, in case you wondered). I was really looking forward to reading …

Well, Armistice Day and Veterans Day

Today is Armistice Day. In the US it’s Veterans Day and Remembrace Day in the Commonwealth nations. In Germany it also marks (for reasons that have elduded me since forever) the beginning of the Carnival Season. It starts November 11th at 11:11 am (that is 11/11, 11:11) . Why I …

Review: Heart of Iron by Ekatarina Sedia

With the exception of Lavie Tidhar, I have thus far only read steampunk novels from countries which were at one time or another part of the British Empire, most are still part of the Commonwealth. So, I was rather interested in Hearts of Iron, since Ekatarina Sedia is from what …

The Quantum Physics of Genesis

Nicely done. If the Bible would contain anything even remotely pertaining to the science in this image, some clear statement, I would consider devine inspiration. Alas, all you find are obscure, vaguely poetic verses.

Fancy being the Villain in a Story?

If it is your ambition to leave a mark in Steampunk literature, but you are not the writing type, here’s your chance: You can be the villain in an upcoming Space 1889 & Beyond adventure! It is really easy, all you have to do… Well, I let Andy Frankham-Allen explain: …

2. Steampunk Con in Luxembourg

September 29th and 30th the second Steampunk and Gaslight Convention in Luxembourg will take place. Here is the official first trailer: Dilo, the mastermind behind the Luxembourg event has also graciously agreed to make it part of the European Steampunk Convention, which means: ESC – The European Steampunk Convention will …