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December 2014

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #28 – Deep Time and Time Travel

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:20 — 13.1MB) | EmbedYes, I managed! I was afraid I would not be able to complete another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast before the year was up, luckily, I did! Today’s episode concerns itself with deep time, the resurrection of ancient …

Remembering the Christmas Truce – Alternative History Fiction

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Christmas Truce on the Western Front in 1914. It is considered to be the last flicker of the spirit of the Belle Epoque, and so many awful things could have been avoided if the Truce had turned into peace. This …

Julie C Myers – Can't Get My Heart Around That

This came in through the ætherbox a few days ago, and I was rather surprised about it. Julie Myers – Can’t Get My Heart Around That Granted, the overlap between Weird West and Steampunk is large, especially in the USA, but so far I had not heard of country artists …

Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge9.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:04 — 5.6MB) | EmbedThere is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here’s …

Wil Wheaton plays a Steampunk Game

Watch Wil Wheaton, Alicia Day, Alan Tudyk (a.k.a. Hoban Washburne), and Jon Heder suffer through a game of Forbidden Desert, a fun, cooperative, and hellishly difficult Steampunk-themed game by Matt Leacock. I am not going to spoil anything, just watch Wil get really worked up a couple of times: Also, …

Book Feature: Hopebreaker by Dean F. Wilson

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive. Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive …