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Space 1889 the Series

Back in the late 1980’s when I first regularly delved into the vast multiverse of Role Playing Games I came across Space 1889. It then held little interest for me. I was predominantly into Shadowrun (First Edition) and Dungeons & Dragons (the original boxed sets which went up to level …

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 …

Claudia Christian Goes Steampunk

Remember Claudia Christian a.k.a. Commander Ivanova of Babylon 5? She is now involved in a Steampunk project. Yes, you got that right. Another Sci-Fi icon has picked up the Steampunk banner. The project in question is Æther Dancer, an independent production by a crew based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But …

TGIF and Fun on Friday

Well, it has been a while since I stated this but today I exclaim: TGIF! And since we all need to have a laugh once in a while I thought I share this little geeky gem with you: Roll a D6 from Connor Anderson on Vimeo. Yes, some role players …

Inspirational Art

Another find from the ætherweb. I have no idea who the artist is, I take no credit for it and if somebody knows, I am happy to provide a link to the artist’s site. This piece of photographic art is only marginally steampunk, at least there are very beautiful old …

An Unnameable Thing in my Basement – Cthulhu Sketch!

It is really weird, almost eldritch, where the Cthulhu Mythos kreeps p these days. The more you look around, the more obvious it becomes: The Mythos is everywhere! The Stars Are Almost Right! So this time, the Mythos has made it into a mainstrem Scottish comedy program I had never …

Austro-Hungarians in Space

And now for something completely different: Austro-Hungarians in space. I think this is a complete breath of fresh air. Since most steampunk art revolves around UK/US imagery, it is rare enough to find something Russian or German. Actually, most German stuff you find is labled “Prussian”, but never mind. In …

Featured Artist: Veronique Chevalier

Veronique Chevalier is the eccentric Françican (Français-American) Chanteuse (Songstress) known as The “Weird VAL” of Dark Cabaret. She’s an unparalleled Parodist; a Steamy Chanteuse, and Spooky Polkanista, who has been described as a campy incarnation of Edith Piaf from a parallel universe – the one in which her parents are …

The Ward – H.P. Lovecraft inspired sitcom

Good job I regularly check out what my good friend Captain Serenus is doing over at Clockworker (see sidebar for link). Otherwise I would have probably failed to mention this excellent sitcom The Ward on my blog. Since the Cthulhu Mythos is the second main theme of this blog, it …

Phoenix Rising – The Official Trailer

Just a quick update concerning the most excellent Steampunk novel Phoenix Rising, which I was fortunate enough to review. Some talented people have gotten together and produced this outstanding little trailer: Oh yes, the blessings of the ætherweb and modern technology in general. It is now possible to turn literature …