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Jules Verne

MSL Liftoff and Moon Cannon

As an astronomy geek, I simply had to share this one, the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory: Apart from the obvious science and sheer power of technology involved in here, it is also interesting to see how much actual space travel differs from early visions. Although rockets have been …

Bon anniversaire Jules!

Steampunk Holiday Jules Verne, arguably the father of the Steampunk genre would have been 183 years today, and with Steampunk technology at his disposal he probably would have made it, too! So raise your glasses and toast to Jules Verne today, one of the greatest authors and visionaries in human …

Obsessive Compulsive Steampunk Hero

Just a quick thought: It has been a while since I read In 80 Days around the World, I must have been around 12 or 13 when I first read it, which is more than 20 years ago. I just recently picked up a free copy via iBooks and I …

The Steam House, anyone?

Right, one thing first: If you do not know, what The Steam House is, go to your local bookshop immediately (online counts) and find out. For the rest of you, here’s the Steam Elephant from said novel my Jules Verne. It is alive and well today and it will take …