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April 2015

Feature and Self-Plug: Bird Song, a lovecraftian short-story

It had been a while since I penned anything about the Cthulhu Mythos that was not directly related to this blog, this had to change. In order to make that change, I sat down the last few weeks and penned a short story about an idea I had a while …

Review and feature: Steampunk Cryptex Flash Drive and SteampunkJunkies.net

So today’s post is going to be two things at once, first, I am going to review the Steampunk Cryptex USB Drive, and then I am going to talk about the website I got it from, Steampunkjunkies.net. Disclaimer: I got the Steampunk Cryptex USB Drive from Steampunkjunkies for free, they …

Review: Rude Alchemy

Already some time back, I was contacted by the gentleman Andy Wertner who humbly suggested his podcast and radio drama Rude Alchemy for my listening enjoyment and a possible review. I did in deed listen to it and will now give a review. This is another one of those difficult …

So, a competition show for Steampunks and other nerds

Right, this is a most interesting turn-up for the books. I just received an æthermail from the production team of King of Nerds, which will soon air in the UK. For general information regarding the US original, check the wikipedia (click). The message was thus: We’re currently casting for a …

The Convair XFY-1 Pogo – Wonderfully Weird and Atompunk!

Let me introduce you to a wonderful little craft from the dawn of the Atompunk Age and the Cold War, the Convair XY-1 Pogo: The Convyair XFY-1 is another of those fantastic designs which emerged just after the end of the Second Word War and the beginning of the Cold …

Review: Jews vs Aliens (Anthology)

One thing first: Jews vs Aliens is not Steampunk, two of the stories in there fall, from what I can tell, into the Pulp Era and could be considered Dieselpunk but I primarily read the anthology for two reasons: The title alone… The anthology was curated and edited by my …

Concerning my Dieselpunk / Alternative History Novel

November last year I started writing a dieselpunk / alternative history novel. The first few pages have already been published here and on the German counterpart of this blog, you may remember it, it concerned a different outcome of the Christmas Truce of 1914. Earlier this year, in late January, …