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February 2016

Feature and Review: Driven Serious -Punk Folk from North East England

The glorious discoveries never end. I have to thank my friend Karin van Woeren for this one, who kindly pointed me into Driven Serious‘ direction. So, what do we have here? Well, Punk Folk! And it is high-purity great stuff! I must admit, since Driven Serious came to me via …

Steampunk for a good cause – The art of Curtis Allen

I am always ready supporting a good cause and this is one: The gentleman and artist Curtis Allen has decided to use his art to heelp Women’s Aid – a UK charity that helps women and children victims of domestic abuse. More precisely, he has created a Steampunk Mother’s Day …

When Beatrice Potter met Jules Verne – The Art of Julian Quaye

Oh yes, the quaint days of our childhood and the stories of Beatrix Potter with Peter Rabbit and the others… But eventually we all grow up and so sometimes does Peter Rabbit. Sometimes, a good dose of Jules Verner or Dieselpunk gets injected and what happens then? Well, the works …

Review: Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

Central Station is an upcoming novel by Lavie Tidhar and this one is hard sci-fi, very hard. Central Station is set in and around the eponymous Central Station, a space port near Tel Aviv, still running after centuries of service, inhabited by humans, robots, robotniks, children created from hacked genes, …

Zeppelins of The Great War – Majestic Machines of Destruction in the Sky

Any reason to post about Zeppelins is a good reason and this time the reason is excellent. Indy Neidell, who host the superb and highly recommendable Great War Youtube Channel (check it out and subscribe) has compiled a host of information on Zeppelins and their use during the First World …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #36 – Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean35.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:52 — 10.9MB) | EmbedIt is a tradition now, that the February episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast is dedicated to the wonderful initiative Steampunk Hands Around the World. The Airship Ambassador is once again providing a complete list of participants and their …

CONTRAPTION – A haunted steampunk pinball game

This is one of the things about Steampunk which never stops to delight me: New things to discover all the time. Case in point, I was once again contacted via æthermail, this time by the gentleman and coder Sebastian Conley (check his homepage), who inquiered whether I would be interested …

Coding Golang for Cthulhu #2 – Variables

Today I continue with the basic tutorial for coding golang as part of the series Coding Golang for Cthulhu with a look at variables. Again, I have added a link to a google doc in the video with material for further reading, please enjoy and I hope you also learn …