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July 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis Has Landed

Space Shuttle Atlantis is back and the manned space flight program of NASA has ended. Hopefully only for now. And my thanks to NASA for putting this wonderful image in the public domain! You guys are some of mankind’s finest!

Steampunk – History Beyond Imagination

Another Steampunk project is up at Kickstarter, and this one is about an exhibit in a class of its own.When we manage to get it going it will be an instant classic. This is also one marvelous occasion for me to bemoan the fact that most exeptional Steampunk events seem …

Latvian Steampunk Fashion

Once again I can rejoice in the fact of Steampunk being an international phenomenon. This time I may introduce you to a Steampunk fashion designer from Latvia, Anda Masque. I am delighted she got in touch with me. I am always looking for signs of the Steampunk subculture in the …

Gatehouse Gazette Issue 19 released

Who would have thought it… Just one more issue and we are 1/5th of the way to 100 issues. So, today, with a slight delay, issue 19 of the famed Gatehouse Gazette was released and the topic is Summer, quite fittingly. It is also the third anniversary issue of the …

Happy Birthday, John Glenn

John Glenn, a living legend, celebrates his 90th birthday today. In case you actually do not know who John Glenn is (please feel really ashamed): He is the first American to orbit the earth and also, and far more impressively, the oldest man ever to go into space. In 1998, …

Dieselpunk Humor

I personally believe British humour is the best in the world. Bitish comedians have the broadest range of subjects they tackle, the least hear of tackling “dangerous” subjects and they are also not afraid of (in the words of Sergeant Fred Colon of the Ankh-Morpork City Guard) “Extracting the Urin” …

John Carter of Mars – The Movie

One of the greatest epics of the golden age of pulp sci-fi, John Carter of Mars, is coming to the Big Screen! Oh glorious cinematography! For some eldritch reasons the people making the movie have decided to skip the “of Mars” bit, though. Strange… “John Carter” as a movie title …

The Kawaii-Drift of Cthulhu

My friend Nancy Overbury recently posed this question over at her blog: Cthulhu Fans… What happened to all the Evil? A valid question and one that has come up within the Lovecraft Community on a number of occasions. Among others, Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey and Andrew Leman discussed this on …

Breaking News: The Cover of The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar has been released!

Just in, fresh from Lavie Tidhar and the Angry Robot blog! This is the cover of Lavie Tidhar’s third part of The Bookman Histories, The Great Game: But there is one slightly bitter taste to it: The novel will not be released until February 2012. Still quite a long time …

Interview with Luca Cerlini, director of THE TECHNICIAN

A few weeks back I posted the trailer of a splendid Steampunk movie from Italy here: The Technician. Here’s the trailer again: I got in touch with Luca Cerlini, the director and asked if he would be willing to give me an interview. He responded rather enthusiastically and it is …