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April 2010

Featured Artist: Tom Slatter

This review of the newest release of Tom Slatter’s album “Spinning the Compass” is actually overdue. I wanted to do it last weekend, but life and work got in the way. First of: Please check out Tom’s Presence on the Ætherweb. How shall I start this review? Hmmm… I guess …

Brand new press release concerning Aqua

I just received the following official press release for Aqua: Frankfurt, Germany, April 21st 2010 – Today, the Slovak development studio Games Distillery reveals further details of its upcoming naval shooter “AQUA – Naval Warfare”. The game will be released by Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox LIVE® Arcade in summer …

Steam for the XBox

Well, what can I say, the vibrations of the Ætherweb have carried news of an upcoming steampunk-themed game to me. Aqua by Games Distillery (it is their debut) is going to be an action-oriented naval shooter which will also include tactical elements and, as I said, it is steampunk-themed. To …

To The Core

Ah, yes… the Imperial Army in the Warhammer 40K Universe fields a vehicle called the Hellbore, capable of finding its way underground and disgorging troops behind enemy lines. I guess other works of Science Fiction feature similar vehicles. It is  no wonder that this type of vehicle finds its way …

So much to do…

All right folks, here’s the thing: Although I have been updating this blog every day for the last three months and a bit, this will not be possible in the next few weeks. Two reasons: Right now I have a review copy of The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter …

It is time for Cthulhu again

I found this nice variation of a well-known mythos-related image and thought I share it with you: And I would choose Cthulhu over a certain artist any day of the week. At least, with Cthulhu, I always know exactky why I am going insane.

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 …

Mickey Mouse – The Mechanical Kingdom

After hearing about it in the Gatehouse, after it was mentioned in the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast and after my good friend Timo pointed me to it, I want to say a little something about: So, Disney has put the usual suspects into Steampunk gear and come up with a …

This blog got featured

Recently, I was contacted by Ms. Dahlia Jane of Upon a Midnight Dreary if I would be willing to answer a few questions and be featured during the Steampunk Week on her blog. Being a vain dandy, of course I agreed. So, here’s the post featuring yours truly and be …