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September 2010

Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie

If the Grand Old Dame of Crime Fiction, Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, would still be with us today, it would be her 120th birthday. Dame Agatha Christie has left a mark on the world of literature like very few others. From a Dieselpunk perspective, Agatha Christie has provided wonderful inspirational …

Mr. Epstein presents

This article is brought to you courtesy of another of my readers, Mr. Alex Epstein. His father Bob Epstein and Willie Cascio have just finished a beautiful, classic piece of Steampunk musical equipment, an amplifier. Alex was also gracious enough to provide a few images of this masterpiece which I …

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 Network

A few days ago I received an email by my friend Luftschiffharry who keeps me informed on Zeppelins and also donates the odd historical photograph. He informed me about a very nice detail concerning the Zeppelin crew photo I used in  Hobbies and Jobs for Steampunks (three posts down). The …

A day of remembrance

Today in 1936 the last known Thylacine a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger died in captivity. I sincerely hope there are still a few roaming the far corners of Tasmania and Australia. And who knows, maybe one day we will be able to ressurect the species from genetic material preserved in the various …

Dark Electro with a touch of Steampunk

This is really another one of those emergency aricles and it is harking back to something I wanted to post a while ago and did not really get around to. Anyway, In Strict Confidence, a German Dark Electro band, released an album in 2010, with the following cover (thanks, Timo, …

Hobbies and Jobs for Steampunks

Granted, the topic of this post pushes against the boundaries of what is healthy quite violently, but I guess more than a few of us have thought about really appropriate jobs and hobbies for Steampunks (and obviously Dieselpunks). It is all a question about how far you want to carry …

Recommended Podcast: The Gearheart

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/www.thegearheart.com/podcasts/01_The_Curtain_Rises.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.6MB) | EmbedLast night, while once more being on the site of my favourite educational podcats Skeptoid, I read Brian Dunning’s annoucement Skeptoid being a finalist for this year’s Parsec Awards in the category Fact Behind the Fiction. Good luck, Brian, you have …

This time it's war

Gatehouse Gazette Issue 14 has been released today and its topic is once more on the serious side: War In it you will find tips for the military Steampunk look, observations concerning technologies coming out of wars and which changed all our lives in a positive way. Apart from war-themed …